James Maddison has admitted that it always felt like Tottenham would be a great fit for him and he already feels at home at the North London club.

Some Spurs fans were perhaps surprised by how easily the club got a deal for Maddison over the line in the summer, with the attacking midfielder being one of the first players to arrive through the door at Hotspur Way.

As expected, the midfielder has settled in seamlessly at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the supporters already heard chanting his name in the last few matches.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Gtech Community Stadium on August 13, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Maddison admitted that the Spurs fans have made him feel very welcome from day one at the club.

The 26-year-old told The Evening Standard about his switch to Tottenham: “It’s been easy for me to go [there] and be myself. It’s a brilliant club and the supporters have made me feel so welcome and loved already.

“I still feel like they’ve got so much more to see of me. It’s quite exciting times for us. It’s been a good start and it can get even better.”

Spurs have had a history of eye-catching creative number tens, going back to the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gasgoine, Rafael Van der Vaart and more recently, Christian Eriksen.

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Maddison stated that he could see himself carrying on that legacy in the famous Lilywhite shirt.

He continued: “I could just see myself playing for Tottenham. I could just see myself in that team, in that kit, in that stadium. It just fitted well for me. They’ve always had…that sort of midfielder who wants to be creative, entertain the fans and be a personality.

“Since Christian Eriksen, they probably haven’t had that type of player. I’m not putting myself on the same level. But I’m that type of player [too]. I want to entertain … And that will never change for me. That’s non-negotiable. That’s how I play.”

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The last time I remember a player settling in so seamlessly at Tottenham and winning the fans over so quickly was when Van der Vaart arrived in 2010. Maddison’s impact has been quite similar to the Dutchman and I am hoping that the England international stays a lot longer at N17.

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