Date: 6th June 2019 at 10:54pm
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Tottenham have been dealt a major blow by James Maddison, with Graeme Bryce of The Sun revealing that the coveted midfielder could remain at Leicester City this summer. Maddison has reportedly told club chiefs that he’s open to staying at the King Power Stadium despite interest from Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away from the East Midlands after an impressive debut season at Leicester, but he looks set to reject the Premier League top-six to stay with the Foxes for another year. After joining City from Norwich last summer, Maddison made 38 appearances in 2018/19, contributing 14 goals.

Tottenham are in the market for a midfielder, with Mousa Dembele leaving the club in January, Eric Dier struggling for fitness during the second-half of last season and Victor Wanyama not being a regular until the last few weeks of the campaign. Maddison, who earns £55k-per-week at Leicester, could be the ideal player for Pochettino if Daniel Levy is willing to pay £60m.

Given the Lilywhites have only £50m to spend this summer, however, Maddison might be out of reach.

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2 Replies to “Report: Tottenham dealt blow by £55k-per-week Leicester man, bad news for Pochettino”

  • I don’t think that Spurs were too keen on Maddison in any event. He’s well overpriced.

  • I don’t know why I keep wanting to remember the name Crippy Cooke as Crispy Cooke. Maybe I’m craving non-nutritional fried food. The proper food reference, however, would seem to be toast, as that’s what our club will be if Crispy Crippy is right about the spending limits. No signings for a whole year and then only a couple of bargain-basement investments the following year would be the path to swift decline.

    Anyway, man, this limit of 50 million to spend after not spending anything last year sounds utterly mad. How can one spend all that dosh building a new world-class brewery with a stadium around it and then let the club disintegrate into an also-ran sounds like way to lose a lot of dosh, no? DL surely understands that he cannot fill expensive seats in the new brewery house unless THFC remain competitive. Are you arguing that he plans to sell lots of brew to the morose watching losses pile up? A new stadium and a CL final and then to let the team fall apart–which it surely will do if it can sign only a couple of middle-rate dross–is the path to bankruptcy, and that’s not a good investment for DL and that yacht dweller for whom he works.

    Where y’all coming from, Crispy Crippy? Let’s buy some fresh fruits and vegetables rather than just some crispy chips and a few fried up flounder in newspapers. (can we keep eating crispy chips and fish if we have to wrap them up in a tablet? newspapers in print are a going going and long gone, and won’t pouring on the vinegar void the warrant for our tablet?)

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