By Gabriel Agbonlahor

10th Nov, 2022 | 11:29am

Tottenham told to submit James Maddison bid amid '£26m release clause' reveal - Agbonlahor

Tottenham should make a “statement” and sign James Maddison rather than target Marcus Edwards, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed it would be too soon to bring Edwards back from Sporting despite his performances in the Champions League.

The 23-year-old scored twice and provided two assists in six Champions League games this term, including two against Tottenham.

The Telegraph reported earlier this year (14 September) that Edwards has a release clause of £52million and Spurs retain a 50 per cent sell-on clause so could sign him for just £26million.

Maddison is another target as Tottenham want to add creativity to their midfield.

Sources told Football Insider earlier this year (29 September) that the 25-year-old is “very keen” on a move to north London.

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Asked whether Edwards would be a good alternative to Maddison, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I’m not sure, to be honest.

“You can’t judge someone off a couple of games. Can he, in his competitive league, get 10 goals and assists? Then you can start thinking about bringing him back. For me, not yet.

“If I’m Spurs I’m looking at James Maddison. Someone who is going to be sought after so can you go and make a statement and go get him?”

Maddison has scored six goals and provided four assists in 12 Premier League games for a struggling Leicester City side this term.

The one-cap England international is under contract at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2024.

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