Thottenham Closes Maddison deal for £40m
As the summer transfers is online, as Thottenham closes Maddison deal for £40m. The 26 year-old who had won three caps for England and made Leicester win FA cup in 2021, is set to undergo a medical at Spurs on Wednesday.
James Maddison looks set to become Tottenham’s third permanent signing of the summer under new head coach Ange Postecoglou. After Dejan Kulusevski’s loan move from Juventus was made permanent and Guglielmo Vicario joined from Empoli, the Leicester forward is set to join them at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
But Kane’s place in the Tottenham side will force Maddison to change in one particular area. Maddison has been the number 10 at Leicester City since joining the club in 2018/19. He also had one season at Coventry in 2015/16 where he was the No.10 clearly a favoured number of the 26-year-old.
However, Kane has been the No.10 at Tottenham since the 2015/16 season and will not be relinquishing his shirt for anyone, given his status at the club. Thottenham signs Vicario from Empoli on the summer transfers.
The Leicester man has also worn 28 and 36 in his career 28 has been used by Tanguy Ndombele, while 36 is free but given his stature in the game now, he is likely to want a more significant position. On the other hand, Ange Postecoglou had become Thottenham new boss on a two year contract.
And there are a couple of options potentially open to him. The No.8 shirt at Spurs has been worn by Harry Winks, who spent last season on loan with Sampdoria and faces an uncertain future at the club, with Leicester coincidentally linked with a move for the former England man. No.11 something Maddison has worn for England is in use by Bryan Gil, whose future also remains uncertain given his loan to Sevilla last season.
He has made 203 appearances for Leicester since joining from Norwich in 2018 for a fee of around £20m. Maddison scored 10 Premier League goals last term but was unable to prevent the club from slipping to relegation. Arsenal made third bid for Declan Rice, as Man City’s
Overall, he scored 55 goals and provided 41 assists for the Foxes and his creativity will be a welcome addition to a Spurs squad that has lacked a playmaker since the departure of Christian Eriksen in 2020.
James Maddison career over the league
James Maddison, the Leicester City midfielder, has played in the vast majority of the side’s Premier League matches in 2022/2023, making 30 appearances overall and accumulating 2,485 minutes of playing time. He has been selected in the starting XI in 28 of these appearances across their 38 fixtures and come on as a substitute on two occasions.
Maddison last made an appearance in a Premier League game on May 28, playing 90 minutes for Leicester City versus West Ham United in a 2-1 win. The midfielder has scored 10 Premier League goals this campaign, whilst he also ranks joint seventh for Premier League assists this campaign having created nine goals for his team-mates. He has been booked 10 times.
Maddison last scored in the league in the 5-3 defeat against Fulham on May 8, netting in the 81st minute. He opened his account for the campaign against Arsenal on August 13, scoring during a 4-2 loss. In last season’s Premier League, Maddison appeared in 35 games for Leicester City, scored 12 goals and provided eight assists.
Before joining Leicester City in June 2018, Maddison made 47 league appearances in total at Norwich City, scoring 15 goals and providing eight assists.
Maddison debuted in a Premier League fixture for Leicester City on August 10, 2018 as a starter versus Manchester United at the age of 21 years and 260 days. In his Premier League career overall, he has appeared 163 times in the competition, with 43 goals scored and 32 assists.