Newcastle United’s pursuit of James Maddison may quickly be wrapped up by utilizing skilled goalkeeper Martin Dubravka as a makeweight in any deal.
That’s in line with a current report from the Guardian, who claims the Magpies may get artistic of their efforts to signal Leicester Metropolis’s proficient quantity 10.
The Magpies have had two bids rejected for the playmaking England star, with their first £40million bid being laughed off by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, earlier than Eddie Howe’s males returned with a £50m bid – which was additionally rejected.
It’s thought that the previous Premier League champions are holding out for a payment of round £60m for his providers, and that will drive Newcastle into considering of different methods wherein they may whole that payment to carry some of the artistic gamers in top-flight to St. James’ Park within the coming weeks.
The report additionally claims that Dubravka could possibly be used as a makeweight in a possible deal to take the Coventry-born star to the northeast.
Stalwart Kasper Schmeichel is on the verge of becoming a member of French outfit Good (L’Equipe) this summer time after over a decade on the King Energy Stadium, leaving simply Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen to battle it out for the beginning spot between the sticks.
And with Newcastle having signed former Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the summertime, it seems that Dubravka’s days as Newcastle’s principal shot-stopper might be over.