Sources: James Maddison tells friends he'll 'jump at chance' to join Tottenham
James Maddison is confident he can secure a move to a Champions League club next year and would love to join long-term suitors Tottenham, sources have told Football Insider.
The future of the attacking midfielder, 25, is up in the air amid Leicester City’s struggles and the uncertainty over his contract, which will have 18 months left in January.
Newcastle failed to land Maddison in the summer after tabling offers worth up to £50million and, as revealed by Football Insider last Saturday, are planning a new bid in the winter window.
It is understood that Tottenham are also keeping close tabs on Maddison’s situation and their interest has not been diluted by his outstanding performance in their 6-2 demolition of Leicester before the international break.
In turn, Maddison has told friends he wants to join a club playing in the Champions League and believes he is capable of thriving at that level.
He is said to be “very keen” on Spurs and would jump at the chance to join them if they up their interest next year.
Much will depend on the valuation of Leicester, who made it clear they wanted £60million for him in the summer and that price is unlikely to drop if they remain in a relegation battle mid-season.
The playmaker has extensive Premier League and Europa League experience at Leicester, who had successive campaigns in Europe last season and the one before.
He has made 178 appearances in total for Leicester, which have yielded 48 goals and 33 assists.
The attacker stood out last season for Brendan Rodgers’ side, scoring 18 times and assisting 12 more across 53 appearances in all competitions.
Maddison has been a lone shining light for the Premier League’s bottom club this season and has already netted three times in their seven matches in the competiton.