Tottenham ‘are close to signing Leicester star James Maddison’ in a deal worth ‘£40m plus add-ons’… with Spurs set to beat Newcastle in race to to sign Foxes playmaker
- Tottenham have been chasing Leicester City star James Maddison this summer
- Spurs are now closing in on a deal for the Foxes playmaker worth over £40m
- Reports claim that personal terms will not be an issue ahead a move to London
Tottenham are close to completing a move for Leicester City star James Maddison, according to reports.
Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou has had the England international as one of his priority targets throughout the summer transfer window, despite keen interest from Newcastle.
Now, it seems as though Spurs have won the race to sign Maddison and are closing to reaching a full agreement with the player.
According to the Athletic, the north London club are close to signing the playmaker and are prepared to table an offer worth £40million plus add-ons.
While Leicester have been adamant that they want £60million for Maddison, there is optimism that a deal will be agreed between the two clubs.
Tottenham are close to agreeing a move for Leicester City star James Maddison (pictured)
Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou has made the Foxes playmaker one of his top summer priority’s
The same outlet report that personal terms between Spurs and Maddison will not be an issue, with eagerness from both parties to conclude a deal.
Mail Sport revealed this month that Spurs had launched a £50m bid for both Maddison and his Foxes team-mate James Barnes.
Maddison has only a year left on his contract, meaning Leicester must sell him this summer to recover a sizeable fee.
He’s been strongly linked with Newcastle over the past year and tabled a club-record bid for the midfielder last summer.
However, the Magpies’ interest in Maddison has cooled lately and they’ve turned their attention to other options – such as AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are looking to make Maddison their second acquisition of the summer ahead of Guglielmo Vicario’s imminent move to north London.
The Italian goalkeeper is closing in on a £17million move to Spurs after impressing for Serie A side Empoli during last season.
While Vicario is yet to be announced as a Spurs player, it is highly expected that he will arrive soon.
Mailsport previously revealed that he was due to be in London last weekend to undergo a medical ahead of signing a five-year contract.