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Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist believes James Maddison move would be logical

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The Athletic journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke feels that a move for James Maddison this summer would make sense for Tottenham.

With Djed Spence the sixth arrival at Hotspur Way this summer the Evening Standard are reporting that Spurs are now on the lookout for a creative force.

FA registered intermediary Paul O’Keefe has claimed that director of football Fabio Paratici now has his eyes set on Leicester City ace James Maddison and their does seem to be a long-standing interest in the Englishman as it reported back in April that both Tottenham and their north London rivals Arsenal were interested in signing the 25-year-old.

After joking that he was old enough to remember when the Lilywhites were linked with the Foxes playmaker during his Coventry City and Norwich City days, Pitt-Brooke commented on the possibility of Maddison landing in the capital.

Speaking on the David Ornstein Show he said:

(7:50) “I think this is really the one missing piece the Tottenham squad is what if they want to play a different way.
“If they want to play the 3-4-3, I don’t think they really need James Maddison.

“They’ve got four fantastic central midfielders. They’ve got very good options in the front line but if Conte decides, as he did a few times last season they want the extra midfielder they want to play 3-5-2, unpick the opposition that way then maybe it would make sense, under those circumstances, to go for a number 10.

“I could just about see why it work out for them this summer you know clearly he wasn’t top of the list at the start of the summer but equally there would be a lot of upside if they were able to pull it off.”

TIF Thoughts on Maddison and Spurs…

Conte largely operated with a 3-4-2-1 formation or 3-4-3 whichever way you decide to look at it with Heung-Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski operating as inside forwards or wingers but Maddison could certainly bring that creative edge to the side.

Should the Italian manager decide to revert to the 3-5-2 formation he tended to deploy at Inter Milan, Leicester’s player of the year would be a prime candidate to play behind the two strikers while either two of Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Oliver Skipp, and Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg would sit at the based of the midfield three.

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