Leicester set to reject insulting transfer offer for star pair

(L-R) James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
(L-R) James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Harvey Barnes of Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Leicester City will most likely reject an insulting feeling transfer offer from a Premier League club for a star pair. Are Tottenham Hotspur actually serious with their James Maddison and Harvey Barnes approach?!

Tottenham are taking the, erm, Mickey out of Leicester, aren’t they? Spurs are not renowned for particularly being lavish spenders – certainly when it comes to signings – but a £50million ‘joint bid’ for Maddison and Barnes seems akin to extortion. Both are worth that money individually, Maddison more so in both respects of the phrase. Nevertheless, that is the figure the North London team reportedly offered for the Foxes attacking duo.

Although, in the afternoon Sky Sports reported that the King Power side would probably reject the insulting proposal. By the evening Sky were saying that, while there is interest, the Lilywhites have not made a formal submission yet.

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If Manchester United, Newcastle or Tottenham can actually agree a fair price for either Maddison or Barnes with the east Midlands side, LCFC supporters will generally be disappointed but unsurprised. Yet ‘Madders’ has a stipulation in his deal which is likely to have caused a slight issue within negotiations. It is no secret that the Foxes are looking to maximise profit from the sale of the midfield man and the winger.

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Maddison’s price tag is meant to still be high because of a 15 per cent sell-on clause which shall benefit his old club Norwich City. Leicester were supposedly aiming to hold out for £60m in summer 2022; I don’t think they would have even sold the playmaker for that amount at that time. The Magpies made an apparent £50m offer for the former Canary last year, which was subsequently rejected. The player is said to be open to a move to St. James’ Park during the current window.