As reported by John Percy of The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison.
The Foxes are demanding £60m for the England International, however it is believed that Spurs are only prepared to pay an initial £40m but are looking to find a resulution by inlcuding add-ons and further instalments.
The 26-year-old has also been of significant interest of Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United this summer, however, Eddie Howe’s side have now cooled their interest following the impending arrival of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan. Consequently, this has motivated Ange Postecoglou’s new side to increase efforts to sign their priority target Maddison, with a first formal offer undertsood to now be imminent.
The London side’s new Australian manager is a keen admirer of the attacking midfielder, who comes off the back of a season in which he accumulated 10 goals and nine assists in 30 Premier League appearances for a relegated Leicester side.
Furthermore, with their signing of Empoli Goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario set to be announced soon, The Lilywhites are now focusing their attention on bolstering several areas of their squad this summer. As Percy reports, Maddison is just one of several names on their shortlist, with his current teammate Harvey Barnes also a target, whilst Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Juventus’ Gleison Bremer are viewed as potential centre-back options to strengthen Postecolgou’s defence next season.
Travis Levison | Get Football