Leicester City midfielder James Maddison was arguably the best player on the pitch when Spurs fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Foxes at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The 22-year-old was a threat whenever he got on the ball and eventually scored a brilliant winner late in the game to hand his side all three points.
Maddison was linked with a move to Spurs this summer after impressing in his debut Premier League season, with reports claiming that he was Tottenham’s preferred choice to replace Christian Eriksen, who is now into the final year of his contract with Spurs (the Mirror).
However, the deal didn’t go through in the summer and Maddison has started the season in terrific form for Leicester and has recently been rewarded with a call-up to the senior England side (Telegraph).
The Express have reported that the former Norwich City midfielder still remains on Tottenham’s radar.
Some Spurs fans were left extremely impressed with the silky midfielder’s showing on Saturday and felt that he would be a great fit for Spurs.
However, others felt that the Lilywhites had already lost their chance to sign him and should have bought him in from Norwich City last summer.
— KireeriK (@N17PochMagicMan) September 21, 2019
— Graham O'Brien (@GrahamScutzy) September 21, 2019
Levy sign this man @SpursOfficial
— Jon Lubin (@jonlubin) September 22, 2019
Only 18 months too late 👏👏👏
— A.Young (@beattie2028) September 22, 2019
James Maddison is everything that Eriksen should still be. Influences games massively.
— Pearcey (@Pearcey___) September 21, 2019
As I tweeted earlier…. "Can we please buy James Maddison in January. Thanks… 😁"
— Rennie_Rap-eze (@EzeRennie) September 21, 2019
Think we’ve missed the boat on him. No way Levy will pay for a prize asset, young, English player from the EPL.
— Leonard P Cover (@Lenny_P_Cover) September 22, 2019
Should have signed him this summer.
— ben (@ben4675) September 22, 2019
Good idea considering he owned us yesterday
— Pete (@phreba) September 22, 2019
Should have bought him when he was at Norwich…
— Martin (@martmyte) September 22, 2019
Are our scouts thick or something? We all identified him when he was at Norwich. He’ll now cost £100mill + ??♂️
— ap (@otheranthony) September 22, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
While it is easy to say that Spurs should have signed James Maddison when Leicester did, the reality was that it was unclear how he would have coped with the Premier League. Given his recent performances, Leicester will now demand a huge fee for the 22-year-old, which likely puts him out of Tottenham’s reach.
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