Could Tottenham Make A Move For This Rising Premier League Star?
Will Tottenham end two consecutive transfer window droughts and splash the cash in the summer?
‘Splash the cash’ may be a bit optimistic, but you’d expect Daniel Levy to at least loosen the purse strings and hand boss Mauricio Pochettino funds to bolster his Spurs squad.
Christian Eriksen’s future in North London remains a scorching hot topic of debate. The Dane, whose contract expires in 2020, continues to be linked with a sensational switch to Real Madrid but Pochettino is understandably keen to pen the playmaker down to new deal.
However, if a monster move does go through this summer, The Mirror states that Spurs could swoop in for Leicester City’s creative midfielder James Maddison.
The young Englishman, 22, only made the £24m move from Championship side Norwich to the Foxes in June, on a whopping five-year contract, and he has since impressed in his debut Premier League season, bagging five goals and four assists in the top-flight so far this term.
Working with Pochettino would undoubtedly be a tempting prospect for Maddison. The Argentine has developed into one of the most high-profile managers in the game today, with a reputation of developing young English players into Premier League stars; Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, and Eric Dier being prime examples. Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters are also blossoming by the week.
Leicester would understandably be determined to hold onto their rising star, who received a call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad back in October for the games against Croatia and Spain.
The Mirror also reports that Spurs have their eye on rising Bournemouth star David Brooks, along with Leeds youngster Jack Clarke.