Tony Mowbray speaks out following speculation linking James Maddison with Tottenham

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The Coventry City player is the latest youngster to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has been speaking to the Coventry Telegraph about the speculation linking James Maddison with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

A recent report from the Times claimed Spurs were set to to make a fresh bid for the 19-year-old during the January transfer window in a similar move to the one they made for Dele Alli 12 months ago.

The report claimed Tottenham were willing to immediately loan Maddison back to Coventry for the remainder of the season if it would get a deal done. However, Mowbray has moved to put his fans’ fears at rest.

When asked about Tottenham’s alleged interest, Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph, “I don’t know about it because I don’t read speculation. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.

“No formal approaches. We talk on a regular basis to clubs and I think every club in the Premier League is aware of good players.”

Maddison has played 29 times for the Sky Blues to date, scoring four goals and providing five assists in the process, and if Spurs are indeed interested it would suggest they are continuing to build for the future having already signed Shilow Tracey from Ebbsfleet United this month.

However, with a contract until the summer of 2018 and with Mowbray calming fears, it seems Maddison will not be heading to Tottenham, or anywhere else for that matter, for a while yet.

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