Tottenham: James Maddison a ‘top target’ this summer
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison remains a ‘top target’ for Tottenham during the summer transfer window, according to a new claim.
The Lowdown: Maddison linked with Spurs move
The 26-year-old may be playing in a struggling Foxes team but he has again been a standout performer this season, producing an impressive amount of end product.
Maddison has scored nine goals and registered five assists in just 17 Premier League starts and his performances also saw him named in England’s World Cup squad.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Spurs numerous times in the recent past and now a fresh update has emerged.
The Latest: ‘Top target’ this summer
According to Football Insider, both the north Londoners and Newcastle United have made Maddison a ‘top target’ for the summer.
A fee of ‘between £60-70million’ is thought to be enough to prise the Englishman away from Leicester, with his current deal expiring next year, while Liverpool are also interested.
The Verdict: Makes perfect sense
Maddison, whose closest stylistic likeness in midfield is actually Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, could be an outstanding signing by Spurs if they get a deal over the line, with the Foxes maestro primed to star for a bigger club at this point in his career.
At 26, the £110,00-a-week star should be right at his peak now and remain that way for a number of years to come, and his pedigree speaks for itself, with 54 goals and 37 assists coming his way in the Premier League.
Danny Murphy has described Maddison as a ‘super talent’ and he is someone who could add a creative dimension to Spurs’ midfielder, one that has been missing since Christian Eriksen left the club, with the Leicester ace ranking highly for a number of key playmaking metrics (FBRef).