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Tottenham Hotspur Ready To Make A Push For This English Playmaker: Decent Signing For Spurs?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Sun stated that Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make a push for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison. It has been claimed that Spurs have identified the English talent as a target for the upcoming transfer window.

Maddison’s Tough Season At The King Power Stadium

Maddison has endured a difficult campaign at the King Power Stadium as he failed to help Leicester avoid the drop from the Premier League. However, the 26-year-old deserves some credit for scoring ten goals and picking up nine assists in 32 matches for the Foes this season across various competitions.

The English sensation has managed to prove his worth as a reliable performer in the opponent’s half and has done well to average 2.8 shots, 2.3 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates in the final third, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 79.5% in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).

His current contract at the East Midlands club is set to run out next summer. Hence, Spurs could potentially land Maddison on the cheap in this off-season.

James Maddison
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 28: James Maddison of Leicester City battles for possession with Flynn Downes of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on May 28, 2023 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Is Maddison A Decent Signing For Tottenham Hotspur?

Maddison can create space for himself to get a few strikes in at goal. He can shoot the ball purely and with a lot of power from long-range. Furthermore, the English talent has got the vision to unlock the opponent’s defence with a killer pass in the final third. He is a decent dribbler with the ball as well but needs to work a little bit harder off the ball.

Someone with Maddison’s skillset will be a great signing for Tottenham as they are in dire need of bolstering their attack during this summer transfer window. The Leicester City star is good enough to earn a regular starting spot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.

We can expect Maddison to bring more goals and creativity to the North London club‘s attack. At 26, he is about to enter his prime and might even help Spurs compete for a top-four place in the Premier League over the next few years.

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