James Maddison has admitted that he is over the moon with his decision to join Tottenham, admitting that the size of the club became clear to him as soon as he walked through the door at Hotspur Way this summer.

In a transfer window that has seen some extremely inflated prices, Tottenham will be quite pleased that they managed to acquire Maddison for just £40m.

The 26-year-old has consistently produced an excellent attacking output in a struggling Leicester City side over the last couple of years, and unsurprisingly, he has hit the ground running in North London.

Maddison got two assists in his debut for Tottenham against Brentford and followed that up with an outstanding display against Manchester United, where he ran rings around the likes of Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes.   Yesterday, he scored his first goal for Tottenham in a 2-0 win against Bournemouth.

James Maddison Ange Postecoglou

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James Maddison is happy with his Tottenham choice

The England international has now spoken about the unfortunate manner in which his time at the King Power Stadium ended and about his decision to join Spurs.

Maddison told TNT Sports: “My time at Leicester didn’t finish how I wanted it to and we obviously went down in the end which was very disappointing. I wanted to end on a good note and go out on a positive, and it wasn’t to be. But you come to parts in life where you get set back and this was the next step for me.

“People have asked ‘why Spurs?’ and what not, you have to make decisions. You come to parts and points in your life, not just in your work, but in life as well, you have to make a decision. I could see myself playing for Spurs and I could see myself as a Tottenham Hotspur player.”

The attacking midfielder, who has been appointed as vice-captain at Spurs by Ange Postecoglou, admitted that he has been made to feel very welcome at N17.

About the decision to join the Lilywhites, he said: “I’m really happy. It’s a brilliant club and it’s a big club and you feel that when you arrive and I’ve been made to feel very welcome and stuff. So hopefully we can have some success on the pitch.”

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While I was always aware that Maddison possessed great technical ability and vision, I didn’t appreciate just how quick his feet are.

The attacking midfielder has pleasantly surprised me with the way he has dribbled out of tight areas and ridden challenges, and playing as the most advanced midfielder in Postecoglou’s system seems to suit him perfectly.

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