Leicester City can sign PSV Eindhoven forward Noni Madueke for between €15-20m this summer if they decided to turn their interest into a bid.
That’s according to De Telegraaf, who back up claims that Brendan Rodgers’ side are keen on the young forward this summer.
We covered a report from Voetbal International yesterday that stated Leicester had ‘concrete’ interest in Madueke, who is considered a top talent for the future.
De Telegraaf add to that today and state that Madueke is indeed a ‘transfer target’ for the Foxes, but they are not the only ones keen, with Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg, Leipzig, Lille, AC Milan and Atalanta all in the mix too.
And they can get him on the cheap too, with it explained PSV would demand between €15-20m this summer, a fee considered ‘peanuts’ for a player who can be a ‘future gold mine’.
No side are yet to make a bid, though, and that seems to be because of doubts about the youngster’s mentality.
While his talent is undeniable, they are wondering why he isn’t playing for PSV on a regular basis, with him having played just 77 minutes in the last five games.
That’s an odd number for a player who is averaging a goal every hour this season and even stranger when manager Roger Schmidt cites the young Englishman as a player who ‘works for the team’ and can become a ‘reliable player’ in future.
Indeed, he has openly labelled Madueke as a ‘top player’, which raises further questions about why he isn’t playing all the time.
That is seemingly a question the likes of Leicester and his other suitors want an answer to before deciding to invest their money.