Report: Tottenham rivalling Manchester United for James Maddison

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly pursuing Leicester City's James Maddison.

James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

According to the Daily Star (October 5th, p51), Tottenham Hotspur have made Leicester City's James Maddison their top target to replace Christian Eriksen in 2020.

Eriksen is out of contract at the end of the season, and is currently turning in disappointing performance after disappointing performance, with fans growing tired of his poor displays.

It seems clear that the Dane is moving on, whether that be in January or as a free agent next summer, and Spurs must try and find a player to replace his creativity.

 

It's now believed that Leicester star Maddison is back on the radar for Spurs, and is now the top target to replace Eriksen having impressed again for The Foxes this term.

Maddison, 22, starred last season by creating 100 chances, more than any other Premier League player, and he's now scored in his last two Premier League games, against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Now pushing for a spot in the England side at EURO 2020, Maddison is one of the top talents in English football, which is unsurprisingly attracting Tottenham's interest.

James Maddison of Leicester City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in...

Manchester United are allegedly confident they will win the race to sign Maddison for £60million, but with Spurs keen too, Leicester may be in a strong position to demand much, much more than that.

With Leicester themselves pursuing a top four place, and possibly looking stronger than both Spurs and United right now, it won't be easy to get Maddison away from the King Power Stadium next year.

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium...

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