Tottenham Hotspur are long-term admirers of James Maddison…
That’s according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who delivered the exciting claim to GIVEMESPORT this week. He said:
“It would be an amazing player for them to land just as the seasons getting underway.
“There’s no doubt they like him, they’ve liked him for a long time. I think the problem they’ve got is that James Maddison is Leicester’s best player.”
It’s believed that Spurs will now target a playmaking talent, as per the Evening Standard, after moves for Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence took their total arrivals to six players.
Maddison could be one player that the north Londoners look to target, though he’d come at a hefty cost with his value thought to be in the region of £50m.
The 25-year-old maestro has emerged as one of Leicester City‘s best players over the past 18 to 24 months and he has continued to prove himself in the Premier League with consistent, creative displays.
It should come as no surprise to see Spurs target a new no.10 of sorts as they have long lacked that sort of presence in the engine room – perhaps ever since the departure of Christian Eriksen in January 2020.
Last season, the Englishman delivered a whopping 18 goals and 12 assists across 52 appearances in all competitions, taking his total for the Foxes to 87 goal contributions in 171 games, as per Transfermarkt.
A goal or assist every 141 minutes at the senior level is pretty good going and is why he would indeed be an “amazing” signing for Spurs.
It’s also why the former Norwich City man has received plenty of praise about his talent, ranging from The Times’ Henry Winter dubbing him a “special talent” to BBC Norfolk’s Rob Butler claiming that he is a “genius.”
His set-piece ability, meanwhile, is second to none in the English top-flight, which is another factor that’s surely behind Spurs’ interest.
The likes of Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes and the Lilywhites’ very own Heung-min Son are all comparable players in terms of statistical profile, according to FBref, so that only goes to show the calibre of player that sporting direct Fabio Paratici could land.
As such, he must make Maddison his seventh signing of the summer transfer window as ultimately, it would continue Tottenham’s ambitious spending and hand manager Antonio Conte a much-needed creative talent.