According to a report in the Daily Star (October 5, Page 51), Tottenham Hotspur have identified Leicester City midfielder James Maddison as their primary target to replace Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen is into the last year of his contract in North London and with the Dane looking no closer to signing an extension, Spurs could lose him for nothing next summer if they fail to sell him in January.
The Dane’s performances so far this campaign have been well below par and unsurprisingly, reports indicate that Spurs are trying to cash in on the midfielder in January (Daily Mail).
Maddison has made an impressive start to the season with the Foxes having netted two goals including the winner against Tottenham a couple of weeks ago.
The Lilywhites are said to be facing competition from Manchester United for his signature, with the report claiming the Old Trafford outfit are confident that they will be able to secure his services for £60million.
Spurs were linked with Maddison in the summer (The Mirror) and it is suggested that he is now back on the club’s radar.
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One would think that if Tottenham were going pursue Maddison, then the right time to bid for him would have been in the summer as his value has gone up even further due to the brilliant start he has made to the season.
While the 22-year-old will certainly be a great addition to the squad, it is unlikely that Spurs will be willing to meet Leicester’s asking price for the England international.
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