Why Spurs should add James Maddison to their ranks this summer
Written by Josh Dolan
James Maddison has been one of the most underrated players in the Premier League of the last few years as he has consistently produced good numbers. Tottenham have been struggling with home grown numbers and also need a attacking midfielder who can produce moments of magic whilst being able to break down lower block teams.
Maddison has been a stand out performer over several years for the foxes after his move from Norwich. Maddison is know for his pin-point shot accuracy and precise set pieces making him the ideal signing for Spurs.
But how will Maddison fit in into Contes side?
Conte is known for his 3-4-3 formation which does not involve an attacking midfielder. However, last season Spurs found it extremely difficult to break down teams who parked the bus. This cost Spurs a lot of points. With Maddison Spurs can shift to a 3-4-1-2 with Maddison having a free role behind two of the Spurs attackers. These is key for Spurs next season as it will bring them different plans and make it harder for teams to understand what’s going to happen.
James Maddison’s price will certainly be high due to him being homegrown, Premier League proven and Leicesters star player. But, Harry Winks has been attracting interest from Leicester over the past weeks with Youri Tielemans looking to be heading out elsewhere this summer meaning Winks could be heading towards the Foxes. This would be superb for Spurs as it would decrease the price giving Conte’s side more wiggle room incase a good opportunity occurs later on in the window.
Maddison would certainly be a superb addition for Tottenham and a big statement signing as he is not guaranteed to start but it’s the new look Spurs, the Spurs Tottenham fans are starting to adore.