There is less than one week left until the end of the Premier League and Leicester are in a dire situation. The 2015-16 Champions need to pull off a great escape to avoid relegation. If they fail, not only will they lose their share of the lucrative Premier League TV deal, but they will have to sell James Maddison, the club’s most valuable asset, at a discounted price. Newcastle are ready to make an official offer, while they are also thought to be interested in yet another Leicester player, Harvey Barnes.
Maddison wanted to leave Leicester last summer, but the Foxes refused to sell him. It is now almost certain that the England international will move to a new club, regardless of whether his team avoids relegation or not. But if Leicester stay up, they can demand better compensation.
It all depends on the results of the final game week. Leicester need a win at home with West Ham, who (after securing their Premier League spot) are more focused on the Conference League final. But this is not enough for Leicester, as they also need Bournemouth to hold Everton at least to a draw in Liverpool.
Football betting sites believe that Leicester will go down and Everton will avoid relegation once again. This would be catastrophic for the Foxes, who are looking for around £50 million to sell Maddison, but if they get relegated, they will have to settle for even less than £40 million.
Newcastle are overwhelming favourites to sign both Maddison and his Leicester City teammate, Harvey Barnes. According to football betting sites, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United are also interested in the English midfielder, but for now Newcastle seem to have the upper hand.
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