Big-spending Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers will have another opportunity to demonstrate their new-found pulling power this month.
Because after luring elite talents like Ruben Neves and Diego Jota to Molineux, the Express and Star reports that they are planning an ambitious move for Norwich City’s James Maddison; a player who has no shortage of interest from the Premier League.
Spurs in particular should be an enticing destination for Maddison, an England under-21 international, as manager Mauricio Pochettino has launched the careers of plenty of homegrown talents during his time on British shores with Tottenham and Southampton.
But it is a sign of the times that Wolves, backed to the hilt by their go-getting Chinese investors, have every chance of rivalling established big-boys Tottenham and Liverpool. They did just beat Real Madrid to Rafa Mir after all.
And if Wolves do pull off a deal, will they be landing the most creative player in the Championship? Quite possibly, with Opta stats stating that Maddison produces 2.7 key passes per game, the highest tally of any player in the second tier.
His ever-improving end product has manifested itself in five assists this season not to mention six often spectacular goals, including a stunning free-kick against Middlesbrough and a laser-like winner in the derby with Ipswich Town.
The Express and Star adds that Wolves are targeting players they believe are ready to thrive in the Premier League and Maddison undoubtedly fits the bill.