In a significant boost to Tottenham’s squad overhaul, James Maddison is poised to complete a £40 million transfer from Leicester City, reports the Guardian. The England international is set to have a medical examination on Wednesday, with the deal set to be finalised soon after.
Maddison, known for his creative prowess, has agreed to the terms of a long-term contract, making him a valuable addition to new Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou’s plans. As Postecoglou looks to reshape his team into an attacking 4-3-3 formation, Maddison’s arrival will provide a significant boost to their attacking options.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Maddison has been a long-standing one, as they have been monitoring the talented midfielder since his days at Coventry City. Despite missing out on signing him when he moved to Norwich City in 2016 and later to Leicester City in 2018, they have finally secured their target this time around.
Leicester had initially set an asking price of £60 million for Maddison, but the club was compelled to accept a lower fee. Meanwhile, Tottenham made significant progress in their pursuit after Newcastle United shifted their focus to acquiring Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali from AC Milan.
For Postecoglou, the acquisition of Maddison presents a pivotal part of the rebuilding process. The versatile midfielder can excel in an advanced No. 8 role or feature prominently as part of the front three. Maddison’s impressive performances last season, contributing 10 goals and nine assists in the Premier League, earned him a place in England’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.
Tottenham supporters will be eagerly anticipating the official announcement that James Maddison is set to don the famous Lilywhite jersey and inject fresh creativity into their side for the forthcoming campaign.