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Insider claims in-demand Premier League star ‘wants to join Tottenham’

By Mehdi Gokal -

Journalist and Spurs insider Dean Jones has claimed that James Maddison will prefer a move to the North London club amid recent reports of a Newcastle also interested in him.

According to recent reports by The Telegraph, Newcastle submitted a £40m bid for the Leicester star but saw their offer being swiftly rejected as they are looking for a fee of around £60m for the in-demand Englishman.

Dean Jones, while speaking on The Done Deal Show to discuss the future of Maddison in view of new suitors, claimed that despite other offers, ‘Tottenham and their rivals Arsenal’ remains his preferred destination.

He said: “I don’t get any signs so far that James Maddison actually wants to join Newcastle. From what I hear, James Maddison wants to join Tottenham or Arsenal. So if he’s going to leave Leicester, one of those two need to come forward and make an offer.”

Newcastle’s interest in James Maddison should be alarming for Spurs since the Toons have recently acquired the resources and the aspirations to buy top players. But Spurs still have the advantage over others as they can offer the Englishman Champions League football.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
3 minutes ago

Where would he actually play though?

East Stand.
East Stand.
2 days ago

More hogwash…

Paul Portelli
Paul Portelli
2 days ago

Same old story, we will be lucky to get a point on Saturday!

Tangangry
Tangangry
5 minutes ago
Reply to  Paul Portelli

And so it begins, “lucky” to get a point at home to Southampton – you’ll fit right in here!

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 days ago

I’d prefer Tielamans if we were raiding Leics for a player. Shoulda signed him first time round.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Think Leicester are holding out for more for either player ..one goes if the price is right..the other stays..

Last edited 2 days ago by Billy Tonsils
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 day ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Think Woolwich are looking at Tielmans

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 days ago

I bet he does…. But Conte won’t want him thank goodness… Another overrated player… At his price now you’d have to be Mad Son!

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
2 days ago

Leicester are looking for £60m so I suspect we will need to offload Ndombele, LoCelso and Winks before we can even entertain a bid for Maddison.

eddie
eddie
2 days ago

But but but what about the 150M?

Chris
Chris
2 days ago
Reply to  eddie

In the same place as the £350 million a week for the NHS the Brexit bus promised. In the cloud probably 😀

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 days ago
Reply to  eddie

Add on Romeros transfer fee soon to be announced and that 150 mil has all but gone.. Left with 5 million… We’ve sold Stevie Burgers for 26million. Rodons just a loan so nothing there yet.. So judging on the 150 mil and transfers alone there is only about 30million.. The rest available will be down to profit from match day income, Champions League money, stadium profits, music concerts etc, balanced with all the the outgoings, debt repayments, stadium costs, staff wages etc, which none of us know until the figures are released at the end of the financial year.
We have almost enough players to pick 3 teams now. Surely we will have to sell some now… Having Ndombolloks at the club taking almost a million a month in wages is definitely a problem.

East Stand.
East Stand.
2 days ago
Reply to  eddie

We still haven’t even got a decent right wingback either, Doherty and Royal start the season as Spurs players. They were both the first names on everyone’s ‘to be sold’ list of those involved under Conte. Yet here we are… 🤔

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 minutes ago
Reply to  East Stand.

THIS is my biggest concern, I fail to understand why we haven’t addressed this as one of the biggest priorities.

Jammy Greaves
Jammy Greaves
2 days ago

£60m would have been better spent on him than Richarlison. Whilst we are interested in Zaniolo (on loan perhaps) he’s still be a punt. Whereas Maddison has proved he can do it in the Prem and needs no acclimatization. He’s also nearing the peak of his career. Citeh, Scouse or United even would just sign him, whereas Levy is still haggling a deal. It’s why any talk of title ambitions is still some way off.

Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid
2 days ago
Reply to  Jammy Greaves

Richarlison is less injury prone, runs harder, and can legitimately play across the front three, providing the long wished for backups to Kane and Son. Madison is an above average schemer with a wildly inflated price due to the english player premium. If it is a choice between one and the other (why would it be, when they play different positions?) then we made the right choice.

Mikevardysbeard
Mikevardysbeard
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

Spot on

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

Yes.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

Agreed

BobbytheBrain
BobbytheBrain
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

18 goals and 12 assists in all comps in an injury hit season.. We haven’t had a midfielder with that sort of output since Tintin in his pomp. Would love him in a Spurs shirt. Not sure he fits Conte’s system though.

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

Like

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
1 day ago
Reply to  Billy the Kid

18 goals last season…Maddison. Spurs fans think there is a separate market just for players who should come to Spurs …Maddison is quality ..maybe you think he is overpriced because he plays for Leicester..who knows ..how much are Winks Reg Royal Doherty NDembele LoCelso worth . The clubs problem no one else’s..

Last edited 1 day ago by Billy Tonsils
ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
2 days ago

Only issue is his club wants all the transfer fee up front

Cabspur
Cabspur
2 days ago
Reply to  ForzaSpurs

Yep that is a point ,whatever is in the kitty Levy will want to sell a few before just to be well ,,,Levy .

THFC
THFC
2 days ago

Even if we do sign him, Kane will still be slamming free kicks into spurs players’ faces every other week from 25 yards.

Cabspur
Cabspur
2 days ago

Conte will have to change his system some what to fit him in but you see what happened last season and on Sunday with the low block park the bus style which 50% of opposing teams in the league will try .
Get him in if the moneys there ,increases the homegrown quota and can actually take a free kick.
His stats last year were decent and at 25 years old in his prime you would think.

Chris
Chris
2 days ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Even Bissouma knocked in 4 out of 5 free kicks in a training session. The 5th hitting the crossbar. I am curious how many Kane managed. World class striker but a free kick taker and a corner taker he aint. I hope the new set piece coach has a word to say also

Last edited 2 days ago by Chris
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 days ago
Reply to  Chris

One of the greatest mysteries of football.. He can take a penalty which is a dead ball.. But can’t take a free kick to save his life.. I can’t understand it. It must be a mental thing.

Chris Sperrin
Chris Sperrin
2 days ago

Pretty sure he will be an Arsenal player.

He’s a Gooner

Tony Hotpot
Tony Hotpot
2 days ago

Just sign the lad. None of our midfielders can do what he does. No brainer 😏

Keith Newman
Keith Newman
2 days ago
Reply to  Tony Hotpot

Agreed. We have no creativity in midfield nor do we have a dead ball specialist. We have to sign him. He would make our transfer window decent, as we haven’t signed anyone of great quality so far. I don’t understand why we aren’t biting Leicesters hands off I guess Its because he doesn’t have any Italian connection.

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android
2 days ago
Reply to  Keith Newman

Not worth £60m that’s why. He good, but he’s not elite and that sort of money is elite bracket. Makes you wonder who thought N’domdodo was worth £50+ million. Someone really did one on Levy that day.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
2 days ago

I’m Steve Hitchenaride, Hitchenaride,
And I like it like that …
TaTa

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android
2 days ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

God, what a disaster than man was!!!!

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