Report: £60m-rated playmaker is set to snub possible Spurs move

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James Maddison

Christian Eriksen’s declaration of intent to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer for a new challenge means almost certainly that Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to recruit a playmaker (Ekstra Bladet).

One player who has heavily been linked with a move to North London is Leicester City’s James Maddison.  

The Sun are reporting that the England Under-21 international has informed Foxes officials that he is happy to stay at the club despite the interest from Spurs and Manchester United with a potential price tag of £60million

Maddison only joined Leicester last summer in a £22million deal from Norwich City (Independent) and has impressed in his debut season in the Premier League having scored seven goals and chipped in with seven assists.

The loss of Eriksen will leave a serious creative void at Spurs given the fact that he has been directly involved in 146 goals in 277 matches.

The report from The Sun claims that Maddison has been impressed with Brendan Rodger’s impact at the club and could even be prepared to sign a new contract to improve his current £50,000-a-week salary of which he still has four years left to run.

Opinion

While Maddison has shown he has potential to become a star, Spurs need a proven player to fill Eriksen’s shoes this summer and instead need to be looking at players of the calibre of Isco or Julian Draxler.

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