Can Wolves beat Tottenham Hotspur to James Maddison signing?

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will ensure Premier League giants Spurs and Liverpool face a challenge luring James Maddison away from Norwich City.

Wolves fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

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.

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are among the top flight giants keen to take a chance on the 21-year-old.

James Maddison of Norwich in action during the pre-season friendly match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on July 29, 2017 in Norwich, England.

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.

James Maddison of Norwich City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in...

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.

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