Tottenham Hotspur boss Ange Postecoglou has held personal talks with the representatives of Leicester City star James Maddison, according to reports.
Who will Spurs sign this summer?
Maddison is being pushed as a top target for Spurs by sections of the press, with some sources even suggesting the 26-year-old was at the center of a double bid last week.
The Lilywhites were said to have submitted a bid for both Maddison and his team-mate, Harvey Barnes, worth over £50million, which was quickly rejected by Leicester.
Sky Sports rejected this claim, stating that while Spurs had a serious interest in both, no formal proposal of any kind had been received for the duo.
As well as the Foxes playmaker, Tottenham are believed to be targeting a new goalkeeper, centre-back and possible forward additions.
Brentford’s David Raya is wanted to replace Hugo Lloris, while Man City defender Aymeric Laporte has been tipped with a potential move to Spurs.
Galasary forward Nicolo Zaniolo has emerged as a target in recent days as well, with Postecoglou seemingly keen to strengthen in various areas of the pitch.
Going back to Maddison, a report from Football Transfers has shared some interesting news regarding Tottenham’s pursuit of the England international.
According to their information, Postecoglou has personally held talks with Maddison’s agents recently and is believed to have made a really good impression on them,
This has obviously helped sway Maddison more towards Tottenham than Premier League rivals Newcastle, and the former Norwich City star could be tempted to join.
Despite this, Maddison has yet to make any personal contact with Spurs, but Postecoglou’s arrival at the player’s camp could be decisive.
How many goals did Maddison score last season?
Maddison played for Leicester over the course of 2022/2023, scoring 10 goals and providing nine assists in the league alone, totaling an impressive 19 strike contributions (WhoScored).
The Three Lions ace also attempted more shots on target per 90, completed more key passes and recorded their joint-highest rate of successful clearances in the top flight (WhoScored).
These numbers make one thing crystal clear – he is far too good for the Championship.
Whether it’s Newcastle or Spurs, either side could be about to seal a very potent and capable attacking threat in the final third.
Former West Ham and Leicester City star David Connolly has also called Maddison “absolutely magnificent” for his form at King Power.