Tottenham, Newcastle among Premier League teams ‘tracking’ England U21 winger – player ‘could leave’

Lewis Oldham
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According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are among the Premier League clubs ‘tracking’ PSV and England U21 winger Noni Madueke.

The London-born footballer had a spell at Tottenham as a youngster before he signed for PSV in 2018. He is understood to have rejected Man Utd to join the Dutch side.

Madueke has been a key player for PSV over the past two seasons. He grabbed nine goals and six assists in 34 games across all competitions last term.

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The 20-year-old made his debut for England’s U21 side earlier this year. Speaking back in April, he admitted that he wants a move to the Premier League to be his “next step”.

90min are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are ‘tracking’ Madueke. He ‘could leave this summer’, though his contract runs until 2025.

Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City and Wolves are also ‘in the picture’. It is also claimed that Tottenham are not the only ‘Big Six’ side interested in him.

Elsewhere, Tottenham are reportedly edging closer to the loan signing of Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet.

Lenglet fell down the pecking order at Barcelona last season under Xavi after playing over 40 matches in all three of his first three campaigns at the club.

Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo are all ahead of him in the centre-half position with the 27-year-old playing just 21 times in La Liga last term.

On Monday, a report claimed that Tottenham had made an offer to loan Lenglet with the former France under-21 international keen to play regular matches.

Barcelona would ideally like to sell Lenglet but a loan deal to Spurs seems the most likely option, with the La Liga outfit keen to get him off their books before the end of this month.

And now RAC 1 claim that Tottenham are ‘very close’ to getting a temporary deal for Lenglet over the line until the end of the season with ‘much progress is being made in this direction’.

Barcelona boss Xavi ‘told him to look for a way out’ weeks ago and now the report adds that the offer from Tottenham has ‘more face’ than others.