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Tottenham Hotspur Keen On Acquiring This Leicester City Playmaker: Should Conte Go All In?

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In a recent report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur are a potential candidate for James Maddison’s signature this January. It is understood that the English forward’s contract at King Power Stadium expires this summer and this could be the perfect window for Spurs to bring him aboard on a cut-price deal.

Maddison’s Impressive Campaign For Leicester City Last Season

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

The 26-year-old has established himself as a key player in the final third after averaging 3.0 shots, 2.4 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has been tidy 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 has the ability to make some dangerous runs down the right- flank using his pace and excellent ball control. He is 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 making a few decisive passes to set them up in front of the goal.

Maddison is certainly an attacking threat as he can strike the ball with power and accuracy from a distance. Leicester’s number 10 would prove to be a brilliant addition to the Spurs. However, Conte would have a lot of work to do if he wishes to come up with rotations to satisfy all the attackers at his disposal in North London. All things considered, the Lilywhites can definitely acquire his signature if they offer him a wage increment and promise him enough minutes on the pitch, so they should go all in this January to bring him aboard despite the Foxes asserting that they aren’t willing to sanction his exit.

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