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Tottenham: James Maddison would cost ‘upwards of £50m’

Tottenham: James Maddison would cost ‘upwards of £50m’ -Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Leicester City midfielder James Maddison but his price tag is huge, reports Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.

The Lowdown: Spurs links

In a recent interview with GiveMeSport, transfer insider Dean Jones reported that Spurs have ‘touched base’ with the Foxes over a potential deal for the 25-year-old.

The Englishman continued to impress in the Premier League last season, producing 12 goals and eight assists in 35 appearances across the campaign.

Having already made six signings this summer, an attacking midfielder could be the final piece of the puzzle for Antonio Conte’s squad, who are looking to make a big push domestically and continentally this season.

The Latest: Taylor provides latest

Taylor believes Tottenham are interested in Maddison, but he is not sure whether the club are going to act on that interest given his rumoured price-tag.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist claimed:

“Maddison, I think there’s interest, but I don’t know how strong that interest is and whether they will actually make a move considering he would probably cost upwards of £50m.”

The Verdict: Maddison would be a great addition

As per FBRef, when compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year, Maddison ranks in the 90th percentile for non-penalty goals, in the 88th percentile for assists and in the 84th percentile for shots total.

Based on these ‘phenomenal’ (CBS reporter Adi Joseph) figures, the 25-year-old statistically compares with the likes of Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes and Heung-min Son (via FBRef), illustrating his quality in the final third.

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Spurs fans, do you remember who scored your first goal of the season against Man City?

With Spurs lacking a creative attacking midfielder, Maddison, who played a direct hand in as many goals as Lionel Messi (20) did in the league last season, could fill this void in Conte’s squad.

Whilst this may not be a cheap deal to complete, this would be a great signing for the Lilywhites.

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