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·25 September 2022

Tottenham: Transfer update on 'world-class' £60m star at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham Hotspur were not interested in signing Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison during the summer transfer window, according to Tom Barclay of The Sun.

Antonio Conte oversaw a busy few months of business at Hotspur Way, spending over £150 million on new recruits, but Maddison remained with the Foxes.

What is the latest on Maddison?

It was reported that Spurs were seriously considering a move for the 25-year-old in the summer, as Conte looked to put his mark on the team.

The Italian was understood to be eager to add more creativity to his side, so it would not have been a surprise if the one-cap England international was eyed.

Newcastle United made the bigger push for Maddison, however, with the North East giants seeing bids of up to £50 million rejected by the Foxes, with a £60 million price tag slapped on the player.

Arsenal legend and pundit Ian Wright claimed that the Norwich City ace wanted to leave this summer amid plenty of interest.

However, ahead of Leicester’s 6-2 defeat to Tottenham last Sunday, Maddison admitted he was ‘happy’ the window had now shut.

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What has Barclay said on his situation?

Barclay understands that Tottenham have not held a serious interest in signing Maddison in recent transfer windows.

The journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “Maddison’s been linked to Tottenham for the last couple of summers and, both times I’ve asked Tottenham, the answers I’ve been getting is that they definitely weren’t interested in him.”

Would Maddison be a good signing for Spurs?

Previously described as ‘world class’ by England manager Gareth Southgate, it is little wonder the attacking midfielder garnered so much attention this summer.

He ended the 2021-22 campaign with 18 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, only seven fewer contributions than Harry Kane mustered with Spurs.

It means Maddison now sits on an impressive career record of 71 goals and 58 assists across 291 professional appearances.

A fast start has been made to the current campaign as well, scoring three goals and providing an assist despite Leicester sitting bottom of the Premier League.

He may well have felt hard done by to be snubbed by Southgate, then, when he announced his England squad for the next run of Nations League clashes.

Those fortunes would likely change were he to become a regular in the Tottenham side further down the line.

But, having signed Richarlison this summer, it is questionable whether or not Spurs are in need of further attacking reinforcements.

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