Tottenham Hotspur are now being linked with one of England’s most exciting talents…
Therefore, Fabio Paratici will have to fork out if he thinks Maddison could be key to reaching the next level.
A creative midfield presence with unrivalled ability over a dead ball at Spurs three years ago would have been describing Christian Eriksen, but it now could be describing a new man.
There is a reason why he is currently commanding such a high fee, given his consistently outstanding performances for a struggling Foxes side.
He would peak last season, as he recorded 12 goals and eight assists in the league, yet having already recorded 11 goal contributions this season he could be set to surpass even that; a feat Gary Lineker labelled “extraordinary”.
What makes him even more of a maverick is the fact that his deliveries from free kicks and corners are incredibly deadly, and given Antonio Conte’s fascination with his set pieces, Maddison could be a key figure. He also has eight free-kick goals in the league too.
In what was arguably the peak of his powers for Spurs, during the 2016/17 season, he recorded a 7.46 average rating on his way to scoring eight and assisting a mammoth 15 times (via Sofascore).
He truly was a creative powerhouse, but there is no reason to suggest Maddison cannot replicate this should he take the step up to join Conte’s revolution.