Maddison is talented but Tottenham do not need to sign him

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Swansea,...

The Norwich City midfielder has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

Norwich City's English midfielder James Maddison (R) runs with the ball during the English FA Cup third round football match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road in Norwich,...

Tottenham Hotspur have yet to make any signings in this transfer window but there is much speculation regarding players who could potentially join the club.

Norwich City midfielder James Maddison, for instance, is interesting Mauricio Pochettino's side, as reported by The Mirror.

A key creative threat for Norwich, Maddison has produced some outstanding performances in the Championship this season - he has scored six goals and provided five assists across 24 appearances.

James Maddison of Norwich City and Jack Wilshere of Arsenal battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October...

There is little doubt that Maddison, who at the age of 21 still has plenty of time on his side to develop further, is an excellent talent, and he is surely worthy of stepping up to the Premier League.

However, it is questionable as to whether Tottenham need to sign the prospect given that they can already call upon several creative stars, including the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min and Erik Lamela.

James Maddison of Norwich City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

Maddison could perhaps play in a slightly deeper position if he was to join Tottenham, but that may not get the best out of the England U21 international, who is most effective higher up the pitch.

If Tottenham are to bolster their resources this month then they shouldn't pursue a deal for Maddison, despite the quality that he possesses.

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