Journalist Dean Jones has revealed that James Maddison would be open to joining Tottenham but the North London club would have to make a mammoth offer to convince Leicester City to sell the midfielder.
Tottenham have already made six new additions this summer but reports indicate that the Lilywhites might not be done just yet, with The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick revealing that Spurs remain in the market for a creative attacker.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reported last month that Maddison and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta were among the names on the North London club’s radar
Maddison has taken his game to new heights over the last couple of seasons and ended the 2021/22 campaign with 18 goals and 12 assists across all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Jones has claimed the England international is ready to take a step up from the King Power Stadium but remarked that Tottenham’s main challenge would be to convince the Foxes to part ways with their talisman.
The journalist said on The Done Deal Show: “In terms of a luxury signing, I think they would like that creative midfielder, a typically luxury player and James Maddison, I am going to describe him as a luxury asset, but I don’t mean that in a derogatory way.
“Having someone like that in the squad is an unbelievable luxury. He can create those moments that change matches and he will also work hard.
“The big problem Tottenham have is getting him out of Leicester, he’s Leicester’s best player and he’s improved every aspect of his game. Leicester have to protect themselves here.
“I do believe that Maddison has ambitions to move on. He’s ready to step up and I think he would definitely be open to a move to Tottenham, I’m just not sure if that opportunity will open up unless Tottenham offer an awful lot of money.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Maddison would be an outstanding addition and his arrival would turn us into genuine title challengers. However, I suspect Spurs are likely to pursue a midfielder a tier below the 25-year-old such as Youri Tielemens, Lucas Paqueta or Weston McKennie. That is because Conte has not used a 3-5-2 very often at Spurs and I do not see us breaking the bank for a bit-part player.
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