An update has emerged on Tottenham Hotspur and their pursuit of a deal to sign James Maddison in the summer transfer window…
What’s the latest on James Maddison to Tottenham?
According to Football Insider, Spurs are in ‘pole position’ to secure the signing of the Leicester City attacking midfielder at the end of the season, as Fabio Paratici eyes a swoop for the 26-year-old.
Is James Maddison worth £70m?
The report claims that the England international wants to be a key player at his next club and that is said to be something that Antonio Conte’s side could offer him, whilst the London club are also on course to finish in the Champions League places in fourth – with the player aiming to compete at the highest level.
It is stated that a fee in the region of £70m could be enough for the Englishman and that Tottenham have the finances to compete with Manchester City and Newcastle, who are also interested in the gem, for his signature.
Could Maddison thrive alongside Harry Kane?
Antonio Conte could form a sensational pairing at the top end of the pitch by working with Paratici to get this deal for Maddison over the line ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.
The attacking midfielder could thrive alongside current Spurs superstar Harry Kane as the gem is adept at creating chances for his teammates on a regular basis and the England international is a phenomenal finisher.
Since the start of the 2014/15 season, the centre-forward has scored 197 Premier League goals from 173.84 xG and this means that the gem has been an above-average finisher in the last nine campaigns as he has scored far more than the quality of chances has suggested the marksman should.
Maddison, who was once lauded as a “magician” by analyst Statman Dave, has consistently shown that he has the ability to create high-quality opportunities on a regular basis.
The former Norwich City maestro has created 27.08 xG for his teammates since the start of the 2018/19 campaign and has provided 2.2 key passes per match in the Premier League so far this term, which suggests that the playmaker could rack up assists by playing alongside Kane.
Maddison’s finishing ability could also help the current Spurs man to improve his assist numbers. The Tottenham star has 14.76 xA since the start of last season but has only been rewarded with 11 assists.
Meanwhile, the Foxes sensation has scored a whopping 29 goals from 13.96 xG in the last three campaigns.
This shows that the 26-year-old is an excellent finisher from midfield and that he could make the most of Kane’s playmaking from the centre-forward position, whilst also providing the striker with chances of his own to score from.
Now, imagine the pair lining up – alongside Heung-min Son as well – in the Premier League for Tottenham next season…