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Tottenham 'looking to sign' someone like £60m star at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham may not want to pay Leicester City’s asking price for James Maddison, believes talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.

Tottenham would like to sign an attacking midfielder before the transfer window closes, according to Crook, but the journalist thinks Leicester’s valuation for the 25-year-old may be too high for the north London club.

What is the latest news involving Maddison?

Newcastle United are currently the Premier League outfit who are going all out to sign Maddison this summer.

Sky Sports recently reported that they have made a £50m bid for the player, though it is believed that Leicester want a fee closer to £60m.

As well as Newcastle, it seems that Tottenham also have an interest in Maddison, with transfer insider Dean Jones telling GIVEMESPORT last month that the north London club had “touched base” over a potential deal for the Englishman.

He was in great form for the Foxes last season, coming up with an impressive 20 goal contributions in 35 Premier League outings.

What has Crook said about Maddison and Tottenham?

Crook thinks Tottenham are in the market for a new No.10, though he has doubts over whether they would be willing to splash out on Maddison.

Speaking to GMS, the talkSPORT reporter said: “I think they are looking for a bit more creativity, but I think he’d cost a lot of money. I’m not sure Tottenham would necessarily pay Leicester’s asking price, but I think they would like to bring in a No.10 between now and the end of the window.”

Where is Maddison more likely to end up at, Tottenham or Newcastle?

Maddison would probably love a move to Tottenham. It would give him the chance to play in the Champions League and work under a world-class coach like Antonio Conte at Hotspur Way.

However, Spurs already have some very good attacking options, recently forking out £60m on Richarlison. They also use a 3-4-3/3-4-2-1 formation that does not employ a central attacking midfielder, which is Maddison’s preferred position.

When you consider all of that, alongside his price tag, Maddison ending up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seems unlikely.

A switch to Newcastle will obviously not be as appealing, but if the England international is keen to leave the King Power Stadium this summer, then the Magpies may be his only option.

It will now be interesting to see if Spurs or Newcastle are willing to pay that £60m asking price for Maddison.

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