Dean Jones has speculated whether Tottenham could make a move to sign Leicester midfielder James Maddison late on in the transfer window.
Despite making six signings already this summer, Spurs are not thought to have finished their business and are on the lookout to add a playmaker to their squad (Evening Standard).
In looking to fulfil that goal, Antonio Conte’s side have reportedly ‘touched base’ with Maddison (GiveMeSport) after he produced another strong campaign with Leicester.
The 25-year-old tallied 18 goals and 12 assists across all competitions (Transfermarkt) as the Foxes finished ninth in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League.
Jones believes Maddison could have his head turned by Spurs if an official bid was lodged, while he also stated such a deal would be one that would go down to the wire much later in the transfer window.
He told The Done Deal Show: “You wonder what James Maddison is thinking and there’s no doubt he would have his head turned if Tottenham genuinely tabled an offer.
“It would leave Leicester in a difficult situation where they’d have to decide what would be a good fee right now.
“£60m is being banded around, it’s a lot of money for Tottenham to invest, but we’ve seen them spend big on Richarlison that people didn’t see coming, and I think that James Maddison would lift that club to another level.
“Let’s see, I was always expecting this move to happen later in the window, because Spurs have the bulk of their deals done. Traditionally they go for late moves and drive a deal in the last week, so maybe this one could go to the wire.”
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A player like Maddison would be able to solve Tottenham’s problems with creativity in midfield. But it also would be an expensive deal to complete given he is from another Premier League side, which will almost certainly mean it would take a while to get over the line.
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