Tottenham: Spurs ‘battling’ for James Maddison
Tottenham are ‘battling’ with Man City and Newcastle to sign Leicester City star James Maddison this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye move…
Spurs have been repeatedly linked with the Foxes playmaker over the last six months with reports suggesting that he has even been open to joining.
A report by Football Insider claimed at the back end of last year that Maddison was ‘very keen’ to join Antonio Conte in north London and told friends he would jump at the chance to join.
Tottenham have been without an elite and recognised central attacking midfield player since the departure of former star Christian Eriksen and the Leicester star has been billed as a potential heir.
The Latest: Tottenham ‘battling’ for Maddison…
According to another report by Football Insider, sharing an update on the situation, Spurs are apparently in a transfer tussle with both City and Newcastle over his signature.
It’s added that Maddison could cost as much as £70m to prise away from the King Power Stadium with his likely price tag coming between £60m-£70m.
The Verdict: Get it done?
The England international has been one of the Premier League‘s most in-form attacking midfield stars of the last 12 months, potentially leading to serious interest from Spurs and sporting director Fabio Paratici.
Following on from his brilliant campaign at Leicester last season, Maddison has once again proved why he is a man in demand over 2022/2023.
The 26-year-old is Brendan Rodgers’ best player, standing out as their highest-ranked performer by average match rating and top goal scorer in the top flight (WhoScored).
Maddison is Leicester’s biggest threat by some distance – averaging more shots at goal and key passes made per 90 than any of his teammates in the final third (WhoScored).
It’s hardly a surprise pundits like Owen Hargreaves have branded the midfield maestro ‘unplayable’ on his day and we believe it’s a matter of time before he seals a big-money move.