James Maddison to Tottenham transfer links and what Brendan Rodgers has said
Tottenham are still being linked with a move for James Maddison, and here we round up all the latest concerning a possible deal.
But he and Fabio Paratici may not be done there, with further arrivals still on the cards, with plenty of time remaining in the transfer window.
Maddison is one of the many players to be linked, and here we round up all the latest concerning the England star’s future.
Amid ongoing links between Tottenham and Maddison, transfer insider Dean Jones told The Done Deal Show: “You wonder what James Maddison is thinking.
“And there’s no doubt, he would have his head turned if Tottenham genuinely tabled an offer, it would leave Leicester in a difficult situation where they’d have to decide what would be a good fee right now.
“£60m is being bandied around, it’s a lot of money for Tottenham to invest, but we’ve seen them spend big on Richarlison that people didn’t see coming, and I think that James Maddison would lift that club to another level.
“Let’s see, I was always expecting this move to happen later in the window, because Spurs have the bulk of their deals done. Traditionally they go for late moves and drive a deal in the last week, so maybe this one could go to the wire.”
What Maddison has said
Maddison has not said too much about his future as he prepares for the new season.
Though, during an interview with Soccerbible in April, he said this about his ambitions: “I just take every day as it comes, focus on this season. You can never look too far ahead or too far behind.
“We’re in the moment we’re in. In footballing terms I’m in good form, I’ve been scoring goals, so I just want that to continue and hope that we can have a good finish to the season, then I’ll enjoy the break in the summer with the family… just taking every day as it comes.”
What has Brendan Rodgers said?
Brendan Rodgers recently spoke about Leicester’s plans for this summer.
“It is trying to keep hold of our core players and adding players who can come in and add to the team. It is more or less the same, I don’t think it is dramatic,” he said.
“The lads have been together for a period of time which is great so they learn and develop.
“I think it is one certainly a lot of the players will have felt the joy and experience of playing nights like tonight in Europe.
“You see the likes of James Maddison, how good he has been over the two legs. He is a player with personality and quality and he deserves that opportunity.
“Hopefully the players will go away and feel the motivation from being in Europe and then we can really fight to be in a European position next season.
“People see Leicester as a European club and a team that is going to be fighting towards the top end.
“I am pretty sure most teams outside of the top six would swap positions with us to be challenging for trophies the last couple of years and played European football.
“Unfortunately for us this year it has hurt us with the injuries but we will come back next year and rebuild with stronger depth to the squad and continue on that quest to disrupt the top clubs and I think we have done that really well.
“We will have a right go at doing that next season.”