Tottenham complete James Maddison signing in second new addition of Ange Postecoglou era
Tottenham have announced the signing of James Maddison from Leicester as their second new addition of the summer.
The north London side have secured the services of the attacking midfielder for an undisclosed fee, but talkSPORT understands it will amount to £40million plus add-ons.
Maddison joins Ange Postecoglou’s side after completing his medical on Wednesday.
He is Spurs’ second new transfer of the summer window so far following the arrival of goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli.
Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski have also signed, although they join after previous loan deals from Sporting Lisbon and Juventus respectively.
Maddison leaves Leicester after five seasons at the Foxes in which he scored 55 goals and provided 41 assists in 203 appearances
After impressing at Norwich, he sealed the switch to the East Midlands club in 2018.
He would prove to be crucial in all of his seasons at the King Power Stadium, including their FA Cup triumph in 2021.
Maddison’s final campaign at the club saw him amass ten goals and nine assists in 32 appearances.
Despite his efforts, it wasn’t enough for Leicester to secure their status in the top flight as they were relegated to the Championship.
For Maddison though he will now make a return to the Premier League for next term, this time in a new era at Spurs.
The Lilywhites capped off a disappointing season with an 8th placed finish and therefore missing out on European football.
Given his attacking qualities, Maddison looks set to take Spurs’ game to another level under new boss Postecoglou.
He arrives with a depth of Premier League experience and three England appearances, sealing a deserved move to a top six side.
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Juventus are ‘interested’ in Tottenham defender Cristian Romero and have made the first moves to bring him back to the club.
That’s according to TNT Sports and journalist Maximiliano Grillo, who say that Juventus have made contact regarding a possible deal.
TNT report that Juve are looking into a potential deal for the World Cup winner, who was on their books earlier in his career but failed to make a senior appearance for them before moving to Atalanta and then Tottenham.
They are now ‘keen to bring back’ the defender they let go a few years ago after he shone for both sides and established himself in the Argentina side, which won the World Cup in Qatar.
According to Grillo, the Italian side ‘could make a bid’ for him in the coming weeks, although a deal ‘will not be easy’ given Romero cost Tottenham €50m plus €5m in bonuses and is a key player at the club.
So far Juventus have only ‘asked for conditions’ of a possible transfer at this point but their interest could tie neatly into Tottenham’s reported interest in defender Gleison Bremer.
Recent reports have indicated that Spurs are keen on the Juventus defender as they look to overhaul Ange Postecoglou’s squad this summer.
Indeed, a report earlier this week indicated that they were in the front row of his suitors, although it’s since been claimed that Juventus’ asking price was proving to be a deterrent.
With them now seemingly interested in signing Romero, perhaps the Argentine can be used as something of a bargaining chip in any potential deal.
That’s just us floating the idea but with Tottenham interested in Bremer and Juventus now keen on Romero, there’s at least a negotiation to be had between the two clubs