Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is set to be the subject of a transfer battle between Manchester City and Newcastle United in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Manchester City has reportedly put Maddison at the top of their summer wish list, with uncertainty surrounding Bernardo Silva’s future at the club. Maddison has been a standout player for Leicester City, having scored 53 goals and provided 36 assists in 188 appearances, including 41 Premier League goals.
In our view, the acquisition of Maddison would be a smart move for both Manchester City as well as Newcastle United. The Leicester City midfielder boasts impressive creativity, technical ability, and a keen eye for goal, which would add a new dimension to either club’s midfield. Manchester City’s pursuit of Maddison is understandable as they aim to regain their status as title contenders.
On the other hand, Newcastle United could greatly benefit from Maddison’s signing, as they look to establish themselves as a club challenging for European football.
The club could have an extra £61.5 million to spend in the summer if Bayern Munich activates Joao Cancelo’s buy-out clause in his loan deal. This extra funding, along with recent financial accusations from the Premier League, will likely have a significant impact on City’s transfer dealings in the upcoming months.