Darren Ambrose has admitted that he would love to see his beloved Tottenham snap up James Maddison from Leicester City.

Maddison’s form in the Premier League this season catapulted him into England’s squad for the World Cup from nowhere, although the attacking midfielder did not feature for a single minute in Qatar.

James Maddison

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Reports over recent months have indicated that the Leicester star’s performances this campaign have also piqued the interest of several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham (Football.London) and Newcastle United (The Northern Echo).

Journalist Ben Jacobs revealed earlier this month Maddison would prefer to wait until next summer before leaving the King Power Stadium so he knows which clubs can offer him Champions League football (GiveMeSport).

Ambrose has now suggested that while the Foxes will be desperate to hold on to the former Norwich man and build their team around him, the England international might feel that it is time for a new challenge.

The pundit told talkSPORT about Maddison (19/12/22): “Hold on to that player (if Leicester are to do well), particularly that player (Maddison). I for one, and I am sure you are the same, we all know where we want him to go. I would love to see him at Spurs.

“But he has been fantastic at Leicester. He’s got into the England World Cup squad by playing for Leicester and Brendan Rodgers. He may feel that the time is right (to leave). I am ambitious. I want to play Champions League football.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Even if Leicester have a strong second half of the season and finish around 7th to 9th, I still think that Maddison would want to leave to join a Champions League club next summer. I would be surprised if Spurs make a move for the Leicester star as he does not strike me as a natural Conte kind of player, owing to his shortcomings off the ball.

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