Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist claims Spurs eyeing James Maddison transfer


Tottenham Hotspur are still keeping tabs on the midfielder James Maddison ahead of the January transfer window. 

This is according to the journalist Ben Jacobs who has been speaking on the Done Deal Show to discuss the future of the Leicester City man.

Maddison was given the good news on Thursday that he had been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad to travel to the Qatar World Cup.

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This comes after a sensational start to the 2022/23 campaign with the Foxes which has seen him provide Brendan Rodgers with six goals and four assists in the Premier League (via Transfermarkt).

Having shown an interest in the £60m-rated 25-year-old during the summer window, Jacobs has now claimed that interest remains ahead of the upcoming January market:

(1:06:30) “I know Spurs, for example, are keeping tabs on the situation but there’s other clubs as well. This is very normal looking at James Maddison, and Maddison’s preference would be Champions League football.”

TIF Thoughts on Jacobs’ comments…

Interestingly, it was claimed last year that James Maddison was ‘fangirling’ over Harry Kane when Leicester played Tottenham, so perhaps the influence of the striker could help the north London club get a deal over the line.

We think this could be a huge addition to Antonio Conte’s squad if Spurs were to seriously look to improve their attacking options in January.

Should Spurs be going all out for Maddison?





Spurs have looked pretty poor at times this season going forward and have only scored more than once in a game in one of their last seven games.

And we think adding a creative spark like Maddison, who has been hailed as a ‘monster’, could be a massive improvement with the Englishman not only providing a regular goals return but also a good amount of assists.

However, it may take Conte to change his formation to see Maddison included and we are not convinced that is something which is likely to happen given how stubborn the Italian can prove to be.

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