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Newcastle United planning an ambitious double swap involving two Leicester midfielders

Newcastle United tried their best to get the signature of James Maddison from Leicester City in the summer, but their pursuit was ended by Leicester City’s pricing. However, the magpies are adamant to get the player in the January window and this time, he is not the only midfielder they will be targetting. 

Newcastle United tried their best to get the signature of James Maddison from Leicester City in the summer, but their pursuit was ended by Leicester City’s pricing. However, the magpies are adamant to get the player in the January window and this time, he is not the only midfielder they will be targetting. 

Eddie Howe wants to add James Maddison and Youri Tielamans to the Newcastle roster, which could be an incredibly difficult deal to pull off. However, with Leicester City struggling in the Premier League, it is being believed that this double swap may not be as difficult as it appears. 

Graeme Bailey from 90min reported that Howe is a big fan of both these midfielders and believes they can take the club to the next level. Whilst Maddison could still cost a lot of money, Tielaman’s contract will expire in 2023, which could force the club to sell him in January to avoid his free exit. 

Leicester City are off to one of their worst starts in the Premier League, picking up just one point in seven games. They have lost six games in a row after an opening day draw, which keeps them at the bottom of the table. Brendan Rodgers’ position as manager of the club is in real danger and the club might start looking for alternates soon. 

Coming to the Magpies, they are on a different trajectory altogether. Ever since the club was overtaken by Saudi’s Private Investment Fund, Newcastle United have been on a roll with their investment. 

They spent a club record fee to sign Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, also signing some highly rated players in the Premier League like Nick Pope, Dan Burn and Matt Target. They also roped in former Liverpool keeper Lloris Karius as a backup. 

They aren’t off to the best start in 2022/23, however, having won just a single game in their opening seven matches. They picked eight points, which includes five draws. They came close to attaining a point or three at Anfield against Liverpool, but a late comeback from Jurgen Klopp’s team saw the side cripple to an injury-time winner from Fabio Carvalho.