Tottenham secured a much-needed 2-1 victory against Brighton at the weekend to relieve the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs made history by becoming the first team not to sign a player during the transfer window since it was created in 2003. Despite an early win streak, their form soon curtailed, and Tottenham were beaten by Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan in the Champions League. The pressure was on to get a positive result against the Seagulls.
Harry Kane opened the scoring just before the interval from the penalty spot after Glenn Murray was penalised for handball. Erik Lamela doubled their advantage after leaving the bench and meant Anthony Knockaert’s late goal was nothing more than a consolation. Despite the win, Tottenham definitely need reinforcements in January.
One man they should be targeting is Leicester City playmaker – James Maddison. Valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, Maddison was targeted by Premier League clubs all summer following a sensational season in the Championship where he scored 14 league goals. It was Leicester who won the race for his signature, paying £25m to bring him from Carrow Road.
The 21-year-old has made a blistering start to life in the Premier League with three goals and one assist in his first five appearances for the Foxes. His excellent performances has undoubtedly earned him a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and a move to Tottenham would improve his chances of winning a place in the team. Working with a striker like Kane would only increase his creative output.
Leicester would demand a huge fee to allow their prized asset to leave but Maddison would be worth breaking the bank for.
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