The Telegraph have revealed that James Maddison has agreed a contract worth £170,000-a-week with Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs announced their second signing of the summer transfer window yesterday when Guglielmo Vicario sealed his transfer from Empoli, following in the footsteps of Dejan Kulusevski who completed a permanent switch from Juventus following his loan spell.
It now looks like Tottenham are now on the verge of strengthening another priority position, with Fabrizio Romano taking to Twitter to give his ‘here we go’ seal of approval to Maddison’s proposed move to Spurs.
The journalist added that the Lilywhites and Leicester have agreed on a deal worth £40m for the 26-year-old while personal terms have also been ironed out.
How much James Maddison will earn at Spurs
The Telegraph have now explained that apart from the initial £40m fee, the deal also contains further performance-related add-ons.
It is said that Maddison returned from a short holiday in Ibiza earlier this week and is expected to undergo a medical at Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training facility today.
The report claims that the England international has agreed to a contract worth £170,000 per week, which will make him the fifth-highest earner at Tottenham behind Harry Kane, Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-min and Ivan Perisic (Sportac). He currently earns £110,000-a-week at the King Power Stadium.
Maddison, who is in the last year of his contract at Leicester was due to receive a 50 per cent reduction in wages due to their relegation to the Championship.
Leicester were initially holding out for a £60m transfer fee, but decided to relax their demands in order not to impact new manager Enzo Maresca’s plans as he looks to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
The Foxes are also reported to be closing in on a move for Tottenham’s Harry Winks, in a completely separate transfer.
Spurs Web Opinion
The Spurs hierarchy deserves credit for getting this deal over the line quickly so that Maddison can have a full pre-season under his belt. A number eight is crucial to the way Postecoglou’s sides play and we have managed to get the best option available on the market.
Spurs have been desperately lacking creativity since the departure of Christian Eriksen and will also now have a dead-ball specialist with so many free-kick opportunities having been wasted in recent times.
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