Tottenham eye 22-year-old Premier League star – report

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, according to a report

Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a potential deal to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, according to a report in England.

The Sun is reporting that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will receive an inflated transfer budget if Tottenham win the Champions League final on Saturday.

The same article states that the north London side are one of a number of Premier League clubs that are interested in the 22-year-old playmaker.

According to the same story, Leicester would want an offer well in excess of the £22.5m that the Foxes paid Norwich for the England international last summer.

Maddison enjoyed an excellent debut season at the King Power Stadium following a return of seven goals and seven assists in 36 games in the Premier League.

His performances for Leicester earned Maddison a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad during the top-flight campaign.

Maddison started his professional career at League One side Coventry City before he spent two seasons at Norwich ahead of his big-money move to Leicester.

Tottenham will take on Liverpool FC in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday night as Pochettino looks to become the first Spurs manager to win the competition.

Spurs came from 3-0 down on aggregate to beat Ajax thanks to the away goals rule in the Champions League semi-finals.

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