Tottenham Hotspur may be “in two minds” on whether to make an effort to sign James Maddison this summer.
That is according to Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about Spurs’ potential transfer plans.
The future of Maddison has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, with Newcastle United having made two attempts to sign the 25-year-old, the latest of which was reportedly worth over £40m – with Leicester City turning the bid down as they believe the player to be worth £60m.
And Jones believes that Antonio Conte’s side could now be weighing up whether to make a bid for the former Norwich City midfielder this summer.
He said: “Tottenham will already know that it’s going to take £60m to get Maddison.
“They’ve got to weigh up: is that worth it, how much is he going to play, how much can he improve us.
“So, I think they’re in two minds about James Maddison at the moment.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
We believe that Spurs fans will be reassured to hear that the club is genuinely evaluating whether to make a bid for the Leicester star or not, as although the one-cap England international experienced a successful campaign last season, it would surely be unwise to simply throw a huge amount of money at the player, especially with other targets thought to be on their wishlist.
Maddison scored 12 goals and provided eight assists in 53 Leicester appearances last season according to Transfermarkt, suggesting that he is an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Therefore, we believe that judging by his goal involvements from playing in the number ten role, Tottenham could well be better off parting with £60m to sign the “outstanding” Maddison this summer – but only if it makes financial sense.