Report: Tottenham identify 23-year-old as a James Maddison alternative 

The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing Nottingham Forest’s Morgan Gibbs-White as an alternative to James Maddison this summer.

Multiple publications have reported on Spurs’ interest in Maddison over the last couple of months, with Football Insider even claiming on April 9 that Spurs plan on making a move for the Leicester man even before they appoint a new manager.

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It was explained that this is because they do not want to blow the lead they have over the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle in the race for the Foxes star.

It was subsequently reported by The Telegraph last week that Leicester have decided to cash in on the 26-year-old irrespective of whether they stay up or not as the club need to offset their financial losses this summer.

The publication added that Dean Smith’s men would accept a bid of around £45m to £60m for Maddison this summer.

With Spurs looking set to miss out on Champions League qualification, it remains to be seen whether the club will be able to attract the Leicester star.

If The Mail’s latest update is to be believed, Tottenham plan on making a move for Gibbs-White this summer if Maddison proves to be out of their reach.

While the report asserts that the England star remains Spurs’ priority for the creative midfield role, the club are now also keeping an eye on the Forest star.

The 23-year-old has scored four goals and provided six assists in 33 appearances for Steve Cooper’s men this term (Transfermarkt).

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Gibbs-White is a talented young player and while he is not yet at the level of Maddison, he certainly has the potential to reach those heights.

It is difficult to see how we would be able to beat the likes of Newcastle United to the Leicester star’s signature, given that we look set to miss out on the Champions League and still do not have a head coach in place.

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