£60m star ‘capable’ of being next Christian Eriksen at Hotspur Way – GiveMeSport

Tottenham Hotspur could finally fill the void left by Christian Eriksen by luring Leicester City star James Maddison to Hotspur Way, according to journalist Paul Brown.

Eriksen, who is now on Manchester United’s books, left north London for Inter Milan in a £16.9million deal more than two-and-a-half years ago.

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What’s the latest news involving Maddison?

Although Leicester have made a woeful start of the season and find themselves bottom of the Premier League after notching just one win, Maddison has been in impressive form.

The 25-year-old has found the back of the net five times – including against Tottenham – and registered a further two assists in eight top flight outings.

It is understood that Spurs seriously considered making a move for Maddison during the summer transfer window, but he remained on Leicester’s books beyond the September 1 deadline.

The playmaker, who was overlooked by England boss Gareth Southgate for last month’s international clashes with Italy and Germany, also gained the attention of Newcastle United.

Maddison was the subject of two bids worth up to £50million lodged by the Magpies, but they were rejected due to Leicester setting a £60million valuation.

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What has Paul Brown said about Maddison?

Brown believes Tottenham have been crying out for a creative midfielder since Eriksen was allowed to leave the capital and Maddison could be the perfect option.

However, the journalist warns it may be difficult for the former Norwich City man to fit into Spurs head coach Antonio Conte’s system.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m not sure Spurs have really had a proper playmaker with that kind of vision or ability to play a pass out of nothing since Eriksen left or began to decline.

“He would certainly have that capability. The only problem there, potentially, is that Conte doesn’t often play with a player like that.”


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Will Tottenham face competition for Maddison’s signature in January?

It seems that Newcastle’s interest is not going away, with the Tyneside giants setting their sights on sealing Maddison’s arrival in 2023.

That should not come as a surprise as statistics show that he has been Leicester’s best performer during the early stages of the Premier League campaign, while current boss Brendan Rodgers recently described him as ‘absolutely brilliant’.

The Foxes are also desperate to keep Maddison at the King Power Stadium and have opened talks over a new contract in an attempt to fend off interest in their talisman, making a potential mid-season move to Tottenham even more complicated.

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