After having a mediocre season, Tottenham Hotspur has announced the signing of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison on a permanent basis. The North London-based club has agreed to a contract that will run up to the summer of 2028, worth £45m (with add-ons) for the player.
Maddison started his senior career at his hometown club Coventry, making his debut aged 17. He later made his name higher up the league ladder with Norwich, scoring 14 times in the Championship during the 2017/18 season and earning a £20m switch to Leicester City.
The attacking midfielder had been a key Leicester City player throughout his time at the club, seeming to improve year after year. He reached double figures in front of goal in the Premier League in both 2021/22 and 2022/23 and has played Europa League and Europa Conference League football.
Tottenham have begun a new chapter in their football history. Under new coach Ange Postecoglou, the club is trying to rebuild after losing prominent players namely Richarlison and Hugo Lloris.
Maddison will be a perfect player for Tottenham as the club is in dire search of a playmaker who can create loads of goal-scoring opportunities. With Maddison and other new players signed like Dejan Kulusevski and Guglielmo Vicario, Tottenham will begin their pursuit of European football.