Tottenham are looking to sign James Maddison from Leicester City, with the London club currently in pole position to secure his services.
James Maddison has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle United in recent weeks.
But a report from The Guardian claims that Tottenham are now ahead of the two Premier League clubs in their pursuit of the 26-year-old Leicester City playmaker.
Maddison has proven himself to be a quality attacking midfielder in the English top flight, and he could improve Tottenham immensely.
Signing a quality creative midfielder should be a top priority for Tottenham, and Maddison has emerged as a viable target for Spurs.
The 26-year-old is well-settled in the Premier League, and he will be able to make an immediate impact at the North London club as well.
Leicester City have been relegated to the championship, and a player of his quality deserves to play in the top flight.Embed from Getty Images
He would get to play for a better team and will also look to compete for trophies with the London club.
The Australian manager prefers free-flowing attacking football, and he needs creative midfielders like Maddison to execute his style of play.
The Leicester City playmaker could be an important member of the Tottenham first team next season.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United and Manchester United need creative midfielders as well.
However, with Tottenham front-runners to sign the 26-year-old, Manchester United and Newcastle United have an uphill task in his pursuit.