‘You can see him at Newcastle United’ - £50m star tipped to make St James’ Park move

Leicester City star James Maddison has been tipped to join Newcastle United this summer.

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes a move to Newcastle United for James Maddison would suit the attacking midfielder’s style of play.

The England international is expected to leave Leicester City following their relegation from the Premier League and the Magpies, once again, are considering a move.

Eddie Howe is a long-term admirer of the 26-year-old having seen two bids rejected last summer. The Foxes value Maddison, who has attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, at £50million but could accept a reduced asking price after dropping into the Championship.

And Wright has explained why a switch to St James’ Park is a good choice.

Speaking on Wrighty’s House, Wright said “[James] Maddison - going to a place like Newcastle, with his energy, he goes somewhere else because that is what’s he about. He’s about those fans and entertainment.

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“You look at him with his talent and you can see that when you put him in a team with a front man with great movement. The passes that Maddison will find him with, because he’s so talented.

“I’d love to see him in a team that can transition. You can see someone like him, he can lead the transitional part and he can play out in the right team.

“You can see him at Newcastle, you can see him with a young Harry Kane and Son [Heung-min]. That’s the kind of people he needs to be around.”