Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Leicester City playmaker James Maddison in recent months.
The 26-year-old will enter the final year of his contract in the summer and he will be looking to move on to bigger prospects during the summer transfer window.
A report from the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope claims that Tottenham are firm favourites to sign the England international at the end of the season ahead of Newcastle United despite not having a permanent manager in place.
“I don’t expect James Maddison to go to Newcastle now,” he said to Sky Sports last week.
“The noises I’m hearing, he will be going to Spurs.”
Bryan Robson reacts
England legend Bryan Robson has now delivered his opinion on Maddison amid rumours of him heading to Spurs in the upcoming summer transfer window.
He wrote in the Daily Mail: “He would be well suited to Spurs.
“Has great ability and vision, really makes things happen in the attacking third and revels in that role off the striker.”
It is no secret that Tottenham will have to add more depth and quality to their midfield in the summer.
Antonio Conte was sacked by the Londoners recently and Cristian Stellini is in charge of the first team on an interim basis.
The North London club will not wait for the green light from a permanent manager and they are currently among the favourites to sign the playmaker.
Maddison has nine goals and six assists to his name in all competitions and he will add a new dimension to the Tottenham attack.
The North London side are missing craft, guile, and goals from midfield and Maddison would certainly solve that issue.
Furthermore, he is very effective at creating chances from set-piece situations. Maddison is well-established in the Premier League and he is likely to make an instant impact at Tottenham if the move goes through.
Indeed, Spurs prospects of securing Maddison’s services would hinge on their European status as they are currently in danger of missing out on Champions League football.
Newcastle United are in the race to sign the Leicester City midfielder as well and it will be interesting to see if Spurs can beat them even without European elite-tier football on offer.