Fabio Paratici has been hard at work this summer with Tottenham to improve the team ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
The former Juventus chief has brought in Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma to bolster the squad before pre-season has even begun.
With a Champions League group to prepare for, Spurs may want to add more players to the group and they have been linked with a host of talented gems in recent weeks.
Football.London reporter Alasdair Gold recently claimed that the club have a long-standing interest in Leicester City talent James Maddison.
In securing a deal for the midfielder, bought for £25m from Norwich in 2018, Paratici can land the Italian head coach his own version of Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
The obvious comparisons are there; English, young, attacking midfielders, can score goals, can assist, and have flair.
The England international has proven that he can score and assist on a regular basis in the top-flight as he has made himself an integral part of a Champions League outfit – winning the competition in 2021.
Meanwhile, the Leicester man also caught the eye with a stunning campaign under Brendan Rodgers with the Foxes…
As you can see in the graphic above, the 25-year-old was outstanding in the final third as he managed 20 direct goal contributions in the Premier League – one less than Mount had for Chelsea.
Maddison was once dubbed a “genius” by BBC Norfolk’s Rob Butler and England boss Gareth Southgate once claimed that his set-piece delivery is “world-class“, showing that he has caught the attention of pundits and managers alike in his career.
His statistics, domestically and in Europe, suggest that he has the quality to make the step up to play for a top-six side as his return in the Premier League is similar to Mount’s for Chelsea.
Therefore, Paratici would land Conte his own version of the 23-year-old Cobham star by snapping Maddison up from Leicester and he must now get a deal over the line for the former Norwich man.