Tottenham have completed a £40 million transfer for Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison.
The 26-year-old has three England caps and helped Leicester City win the FA Cup for the first time in club history in 2021.
He made 203 appearances for Leicester after arriving from Norwich for about £20 million in 2018.
Maddison scored 10 Premier League goals last season but couldn’t keep the club from relegation.
Tottenham’s Harry Winks is close to a £10 million deal to Leicester.
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Maddison, who was born in Coventry, scored 55 goals and supplied 41 assists for Leicester City last season, and his flair will be a welcome addition to a Spurs squad that has been without a top-tier playmaker since Christian Eriksen’s departure in 2020.
Newcastle previously attempted to sign Maddison but appear to have shifted their focus this summer to AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali.
Tottenham signed Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Serie A club Empoli on Tuesday, and have also extended Sweden midfielder Dejan Kulusevski’s loan move from Juventus since the arrival of new manager Ange Postecoglou.
Spurs will want to keep England forward Harry Kane, who is expected to get a higher offer from Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich reportedly made a £70 million approach for England captain Wayne Rooney on Tuesday, but Tottenham insiders rejected this.
Meanwhile, Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is unlikely to play alongside Maddison. Winks is on the verge of leaving for Leicester for a fee of £10 million.
Maddison joins a Leicester exodus following the club’s relegation to the Championship, with Youri Tielemans already committing to Aston Villa on a free transfer.
The Foxes will commence their second-tier campaign against local rivals Coventry.