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Leeds face fight with Tottenham, Newcastle for proposed Raphinha replacement Noni Madueke

Noni Madueke PSV winger

Leeds United reportedly face a fight with Premier League rivals Tottenham and Newcastle for the signature of winger Noni Madueke, who could leave PSV this summer.

The 21-year-old England youth international has emerged as an exciting talent in Dutch football over the last 18 months, with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate known to be following his progress.

A hamstring problem limited his appearances last season. However, Madueke still notched nine goals and six assists in 34 games in all competitions for PSV.

According to 90min, Leeds, Spurs and Newcastle are all considering an offer for the attacker. Leicester, Everton and Wolves are also keen.

However, Jesse Marsch could steal a march on Leeds’ Premier League rivals if he deems Madueke big enough to fill Raphinha’s boots.

The Brazilian is likely to seal an exit from Elland Road over the coming weeks. Indeed, Chelsea are now tipped as favourites to sign the 25-year-old.

Barcelona had been the favourites to take the winger to Catalonia. However, their lack of funds ruined any hopes of sealing that particular deal.

That left the door open for Arsenal but now the Blues, under the ownership of Todd Boehly, are ready to strike with a £60m offer.

Madueke expected to make Prem return

As for Madueke, he actually began his career in England in the Tottenham academy and was their Under-16s captain.

However, the impressive forward was persuaded to sign for PSV in 2018 on a three-year deal.

He made his first-team debut in 2020, and has now racked up over 50 appearances for the club.

Madueke only signed a long-term contract at the end of 2021. However, 90min adds that PSV face a major battle to hang on to the player.

Indeed, the Dutch outfit appear to have already covered a potential exit by signing Xavi Simons from PSG.

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