Harry Redknapp has praised the business that Tottenham did last summer, remarking that James Maddison is exactly the type of midfielder that the Spurs faithful love watching.
Tottenham have boasted of some of the most technically gifted midfield players over the last few decades, with the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, Luka Modric, Rafael Van de Vaart, and Christian Eriksen all producing moments of magic at White Hart Lane over the years.
The early signs are that Maddison could also follow in their footsteps and become a cult figure at the North London club, with the 26-year-old hitting the ground running since his move to North London.
The £40m that Spurs paid for the England international looks like one of the best bargains of the last few years and many Premier League sides will undoubtedly be kicking themselves for not betting on the former Leicester City man.
Redknapp impressed by Maddison and Van de Ven
Redknapp admitted that he has been extremely impressed by the way Maddison and Micky van de Ven have settled in at N17.
The former Spurs boss said on the Kammy & Ben’s Proper Football Podcast (23/11/23): “They (Tottenham) look good – they have good players.
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“Maddison is their type. They’ve had the Modrics, the Van der Vaarts. They’ve had quality players who could do things and Maddison is a fantastic footballer.
“They brought another centre-half [Micky van de Ven] in to go with the Argentinian boy [Cristian Romero]. He looks strong and quick. They look a very decent team at the moment.”
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Maddison looks like he was born to play for Spurs. The 26-year-old is a pure entertainer on the pitch and he could potentially become a modern-day Tottenham legend, given that his peak years are still ahead of him.