Football.London’s Tom Canton has predicted that James Maddison will swap Leicester City for Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

With James Maddison having little over one year left in his contract with Leicester, the midfielder is expected to leave the King Power Stadium this summer irrespective of whether the Foxes stay up (Football Transfers).

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Football Insider reported earlier this month that Spurs remain determined to sign the England international this summer and are set to make a ‘huge push’ to do so.

The report alleged that the North London club were ready to pay the £60m that it would take to snap up the 26-year-old, who was also said to be in the sights of Newcastle United.

It was then reported by The Daily Mirror a couple of days ago that the Lilywhites could face competition from their local rivals Arsenal for Maddison’s signature.

Canton has now confirmed that the Gunners have looked at the Leicester star in the past but opined that the midfielder is more likely to head to Spurs.

When asked about Arsenal’s rumoured interest in Maddison, the journalist told The Gooner Talk YouTube channel: “He is a player that in the past Arsenal have previously had an interest in. Whether or not they move for him this summer remains to be seen. 

“If I was to predict a move, it feels very Spurs-like to me that James Maddison would move. It feels like a very Spurs-type move to go for Maddison once he is relegated with Leicester.”

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One would definitely expect Spurs to explore a deal for Maddison, given that we are desperately in need of a creative midfielder.

However, whether or not we would be able to persuade him to join is another matter. 

With no Champions League or Europa League football to offer and with there being no clarity on who our next head coach is going to be, our chances of winning the race for the 26-year-old appear quite slim.

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