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Tottenham completes signing of England midfielder James Maddison from Leicester

Maddison has agreed a five-year deal with the club and becomes new Tottenham coach Ange Postecoglou’s third arrival of the summer

AP/PTI London Published 30.06.23, 05:31 AM
James Maddison.

James Maddison. File picture

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of England midfielder James Maddison from Leicester.

Spurs entered advanced talks with the recently relegated Foxes earlier this week and secured Maddison in a deal worth £40 million ($50 million) plus add-ons.

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Maddison has agreed a five-year deal with the club and becomes new Tottenham coach Ange Postecoglou’s third arrival of the summer.

The transfer of Maddison will represent a major coup for Spurs, who have been long-term admirers of the 26-year-old player.

During five largely successful years with Leicester, who won the FA Cup in 2021, Maddison made 203 appearances, scored 55 goals and produced 41 assists.

While Maddison was unable to prevent Leicester’s relegation, he was still able to hit double figures for goals.

Leicester’s fight for survival saw the club turn down advances for Maddison in the January transfer window but they have now agreed for him to depart.

Maddison’s creativity and versatility will boost a Spurs squad that has lacked a player in his mould since Christian Eriksen left in 2020.

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