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Spurs sign James Maddison from Leicester City for £40m

James Maddison

The 26-year-old, James Maddison joins Spurs as the third signing of the summer, joining Dejan Kulusevski and Guglielmo Vicario at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of next season.

James Maddison

Newcastle had also been interested in signing Maddison, who had only a year left on his Leicester contract, but the northeast club have instead turned their focus to AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali.

Maddison joins the club on a five-year contract for £40m after five years with Leicester City, where he played 203 games and scored 55 goals winning the FA Cup and Community Shield.

Despite relegating last term with the Foxes, the midfielder scored 10 Premier League goals and provided a further nine in 30 appearances.

Over the course of five seasons, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best-attacking midfielders. His status among the elite is evident in the statistics.

Since his arrival at Leicester from Norwich in 2018, only two players – Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold – have created more chances in the Premier League, while only three – Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son – have had more shots on goal.

Maddison also ranks in the top eight for assists and big chances created. With 43 goals in that period, only 18 players have scored more.

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