Tottenham are looking to swoop in on James Maddison (26-Leicester).
Maddison is an attacking midfielder in the English Premier League (EPL). He uses his best weapon, his right-footed kick, to make an impact in the attacking third. His mid-range shots and long passes add to the attack, and his creative passing is also a strength.
Maddison has been with Leicester since the 2018-19 season, having previously played for Coventry and Norwich. Last season, he totaled a career-high 30 offensive points (18 goals and 12 assists). This season, Maddison is second on the team with 10 goals and nine assists in the league, behind only Harvey Barnes (13).
But even with Maddison’s form, the team’s fortunes took a turn for the worst. Leicester dropped to 18th place and were eventually relegated. After six seasons in the second tier (the Championship), it became increasingly likely that key players would leave the team, including Maddison.
Maddison has been the most heavily linked with a move to Tottenham. Spurs tried to sign him in the summer transfer window as well. Lacking a creative attacking midfielder, Spurs targeted Maddison but were unable to secure a deal.
Leicester’s relegation could be an opportunity for Spurs. Football Insider reported on July 1 (KST), “Maddison is certain to leave Leicester this summer. In response, Tottenham are preparing a swoop. Spurs are keen on the player despite not having a new manager in place.” 안전놀이터
Maddison’s contract runs until the summer of 2024. If Leicester don’t sell him this summer, they’ll have no choice but to let him leave as a free agent next summer. Given that Maddison has decided to move on, the Foxes need to sell in order to raise funds. In addition to Tottenham, Arsenal and Newcastle are also monitoring Maddison, according to the media.