Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made an approach to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison as a potential transfer target.
Spurs are going through a period of uncertainty following the dismissal of head coach Antonio Conte at the end of last month. Cristian Stellini, one of Conte’s coaching staff, has been given the responsibility to guide the club to the Champions League, as they currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League standings.
While the North Londoners needs to focus on the short-term goal of reaching the Champions League, the club’s management must also consider their long-term future. However, as there is currently no new boss appointed, the chairman Daniel Levy is contemplating potential options in the transfer market.
According to the Daily Mail, Levy is an admirer of James Maddison and is considering making an approach ahead of the 2023-24 season. The England international has been playing for the Foxes for almost five years and has contributed 54 goals and 38 assists from 194 appearances in all competitions.
He has been in impressive form this season, earning recognition on the international stage and securing a place in the England World Cup squad. He recently started against Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifying match.
Maddison’s contract is set to expire in less than 15 months. Additionally, with Leicester struggling in the Premier League relegation zone, it is unlikely that he will sign a new contract with the East Midlands.
Leicester are already expected to lose Youri Tielemans on a free transfer in the summer, and they cannot afford to risk losing Maddison in the same manner.