Leicester plotting £15m move for Ex-Tottenham youngster

Lewis Oldham
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England U21 starlet Noni Madueke

Leicester City are interested in former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Noni Madueke, according to reports.

The youngster began his career with Spurs, but he opted to leave in 2018 to join PSV. He signed a three-year deal with the Eredivise side.

After impressing for their reserve team, Madueke made his debut for their senior side during the 2019/20 campaign.

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The Englishman has established himself as a regular for PSV this season. He has been in fine form as he has grabbed nine goals and eight assists from his 29 outings across all competitions.

This includes one goal and two assists from his five appearances in the Europa League group stages.

Last month, the winger received his first England U21 call up. He was part of their squad for the European Championships and he made his debut in their defeat to Portugal in the group stages.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Leicester are among the teams interested in Madueke. AC Milan, RB Leipzig and Lille are also admirers of him. The report adds that he is rated at £15m by PSV.

Meanwhile, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Monday night’s game against Crystal Palace is not a “gimme” for his side:

“Every coach and manager, if you are at the top, bottom or middle, you fight for your life. There are no gimme games. Look at West Brom’s results, this is why this league is the way it is and why the brand is the way it is.

“I don’t need you coming to me saying Crystal Palace will be a gimme game. It’s going to be a really tough game. They have top players who are very dangerous and we have to be at the top of our game. It doesn’t matter where we are in the league.

“They are super organised, Roy (Hodgson)’s teams are always difficult to play against.

“They’ve got players that can hurt you but the players will look forward to it and give everything in the game.

“We have to defend well, deny them the space and when you have the ball be patient and penetrate the lines. It’s always a tough game.”