Leicester City are facing the prospect of being forced to sell James Maddison this summer, with Newcastle United reportedly ready to revive their interest in the midfielder.
Maddison has been one of the Foxes’ most important players since joining from Norwich City in 2018, and has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium in recent months.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but the Red Devils have yet to make a formal offer for the England international.
Now, according to reports, Newcastle are ready to revive their interest in Maddison and are prepared to make a move for the midfielder.
The Magpies are said to be willing to pay up to £50 million for Maddison, and Leicester are reportedly open to the idea of selling the player if the right offer comes in.
Leicester are in a difficult financial position due to the coronavirus pandemic, and selling Maddison could help them raise some much-needed funds.
Maddison has been a key player for Leicester since joining the club, and his departure would be a huge blow for the Foxes.
The midfielder has scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in the Premier League since joining Leicester, and his creativity and eye for goal have been a major factor in the club’s success in recent years.
Maddison’s departure would leave a huge hole in Leicester’s midfield, and the Foxes would need to find a suitable replacement if they are to continue to challenge for a top-four finish.
It remains to be seen whether Newcastle will make a move for Maddison, but it appears that Leicester are resigned to the fact that they may have to sell the midfielder this summer.