Leicester City are expected to demand £50 million from Tottenham Hotspur if they are to sell James Maddison this summer, and the midfielder had been holding out for a move to Spurs last year. 

James Maddison has been one of the top performers for Leicester over the last two years and is undoubtedly one of their most coveted players.

This season alone, Maddison has scored ten goals and contributed nine assists in a Leicester side that has been flirting with relegation all year (Transfermarkt).

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Having finally broken into the England set-up in 2023, Maddison is understandably keen to play at a higher standard at club level.

Spurs have long been linked with Maddison and a report from Football Insider recently claimed the North London side were ready to make a ‘huge push’ to sign the 26-year-old.

A price tag of £60 million was quoted in that particular report. Leicester may not be able to quite command that much now, but the Foxes are still adamant that a big transfer fee will be needed to prise their highly-rated playmaker away.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Leicester will ask for £50 million in any prospective Maddison deal.

The club had apparently outlined this intention irrespective of whether they would be in the Premier League or the Championship next season.

Despite interest from Newcastle United, it is believed Maddison himself preferred the prospect of a switch to Tottenham. It remains to be seen if that is still the case.

The Lilywhites are thought to be “desperate” to add a creative player to their midfield, and Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle has vouched for Maddison.

Spurs Web Opinion

£50 million for a player of Maddison’s quality and experience is a fair deal and one we should be snapping up immediately.

He’s homegrown, consistently scores goals and provides assists, and would fit into our squad perfectly. We have to make this move happen, and fast.

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