Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on their third signing of the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian transfer expert has taken to social media to provide an update on Tottenham’s pursuit of James Maddison and revealed that a verbal agreement is now in place with Leicester City over a £40million fee for the England international.
The two clubs are currently discussing the finer details of the fee including the payment structure and perf0rmance-related add-ons before the deal is completed to bring the playmaker to North London.
England’s midfielder James Maddison warms up ahead of the UEFA Euro 2024 group C qualification football match between England and North Macedonia at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on June 19, 2023. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Image
Spurs and Leicester reach verbal agreement for James Maddison transfer
Romano has confirmed that the two clubs have reached an agreement over the figure it will take to bolster Tottenham’s creativity which has been severely lacking since the departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan in January 2020.
Maddison has already agreed personal terms with Ange Postecoglou’s side and a medical is scheduled to take place soon.
Tottenham have been moving quickly during the summer transfer window having already secured the services of Dejan Kulusevski on a permanent transfer from Juventus following his loan spell and followed it up with today’s confirmation that goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario has joined the club from Empoli on a five-year contract.
Romano wrote on Twitter: “Tottenham are now closing in on James Maddison deal, here we go soon! Verbal agreement in place on £40m fee — final details on add ons/payment structure then… signed.
“Daniel Levy, on it with #LCFC. Personal terms are 100% agreed. Medical to be scheduled soon.”
With two signings already in the bag, this is certainly encouraging for Tottenham fans to see the club are moving fast to secure the services of Maddison, especially with Newcastle having been sniffing around him for the best part of half a year.
£40m is a very good price for a full England international and Spurs have certainly used the fact Leicester are in a weaker negotiating position following their relegation from the Premier League as well as Maddison having just one year left on his contract.