Tottenham signed James Maddison from Leicester City at the start of the season and the England international midfielder has made an immediate impact.
The 27-year-old playmaker picked up three goals and six assists in 11 league games before getting injured and he is now closing in on return.
Naturally, the fans and the players will be excited about welcoming back a key player and it remains to be seen whether Maddison can replicate his performances from the first half of the season and help Tottenham finish the season strongly.
Tottenham will be hoping to secure Champions League qualification this season and Maddison will be crucial to their hopes of a top-four finish.
Meanwhile, former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has now dropped a surprising claim regarding the Tottenham star. He believes that the 27-year-old is not as good as people are making out.
While many expect Maddison to have a transformative impact in the coming weeks, Keane claims that he is unlikely to make a big impact like Kevin De Bruyne.
However, the former Premier League midfielder maintains that Maddison is a good player but he is being overhyped.
He told Stick to Football podcast: “I think he is a good player. Not as good as everyone is making out. I like him, I think he’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s like De Bruyne coming back for them.”
Judging by his performances before the injury blow, Maddison was certainly an indispensable asset for Tottenham and he made a huge difference for them in the final third with his goals and creativity.
It will be interesting to see if the 27-year-old can prove his critics wrong with his performances on the pitch in the coming weeks.