Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham will be well aware that the race for James Maddison’s signature is far from over.
The only thing that appears clear at the moment is that Maddison is on his way out of the King Power Stadium, with multiple outlets reporting over the past few weeks that Leicester have given up hopes of persuading the midfielder to sign a new deal (Telegraph).
However, it is far from clear where the England international will end up.
Some sources like Football Insider have suggested that Spurs are leading the race to sign the 26-year-old and are prepared to make a move for him even before they hire a new head coach.
Meanwhile, other outlets such as Todofichajes have suggested that the race for the Leicester star is far from over, with competition for his signature said to be heating up ahead of the summer.
Jones believes that there could yet be plenty of twists and turns in the race for Maddison’s signature, remarking that clubs from abroad could also enter the race.
When asked about the former Norwich man’s future, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think we’re going to be hearing of more interest from other teams coming into the back end of this season.
“I reckon James Maddison is also going to have interest from clubs abroad.
“I think that that will be something for him to seriously weigh up as he considers how he takes the next step in his career and also to make sure that he remains part of the England set-up.
“He’s not actually bad value; I’ve seen a lot of reports of £50 million; I think it will be more than that.
“I think we might even get up to £60 million if this becomes a bidding war; even at that sort of money, I think James Maddison has a lot to offer.
“Tottenham won’t believe this deal is anywhere close to being done.”
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Several clubs in the Premier League and around Europe would have already contacted Maddison’s entourage, now that it is clear that he is set to leave the King Power Stadium at the end of the season.
However, the 26-year-old would probably want to wait and see who qualifies for the Champions League before making a final decision on his future.
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