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Tottenham Hotspur Show Keen Interest In Leicester City Playmaker: Should Conte Snap Him Up?

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According to a report from Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur are showing keen interest in James Maddison of Leicester City. The English midfielder has been a long-term interest for the Lilywhites but the Foxes would definitely ask for an astronomical price if they were to sell him this January.

Maddison’s Campaign For Leicester City This Season

James Maddison is enjoying a brilliant campaign for the Foxes as he has produced some impressive displays in the attacking end of the field. He has banged in seven goals and created four assists over 13 appearances this season in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old has been consistent and reliable in the frontline after averaging 3.0 shots, 2.4 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has also been exceptional with his ball distribution after completing 84.2% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats vai whoscored).

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

What Could Maddison Bring To Tottenham Hotspur?

Maddison can make a few dangerous runs down the right flank using his pace and excellent ball control. He remains an adept finisher inside the penalty box and can create some meaningful opportunities by setting up his teammates in front of the goal.

The English forward is primarily a right-winger but remains versatile to feature anywhere on the right side of the final third. He likes playing behind the strikers and comes short to create space for his teammates to receive incoming passes to convert those chances.

He is no doubt an attacking threat as he can strike the ball with power and accuracy from a distance as well. Leicester’s number 10 would add more goals and bring more quality into Conte’s attacking department. He would definitely prove to be a brilliant addition to the North London club.

However, Antonio Conte would have to pay a hefty price to convince the Foxes into selling him this January. Maddison has 18 months left in his current contract, so approaching him later next summer makes more sense for the Spurs. Another difficulty would be in rotating the match-day squad to ease the competition as the club boasts several forwards who would demand more playing time.

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