Leicester City have reportedly accepted Tottenham’s offer for highly-rated midfielder James Maddison.
The Foxes, who suffered relegation last season, have been prepared for a transfer onslaught from bigger clubs on their star players, including Maddison. The Englishman has only one year left on his contract, and the Championship side evidently regards the quoted £40m as a fair price for their most consistent performer.
Meanwhile, Maddison has already agreed on terms of £ 170,000 a week at Spurs. According to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Leicester have now given the green light on the deal, with just formalities set to be trashed out.
“Tottenham has now verbal agreement in place with Leicester to sign James Maddison; here we go!” Fabrizio Romano tweeted.
“Next steps: medical tests, documents being prepared and then signed.”
The initial fee is understood to be in the region of £40 million, according to reports, with add-ons taking the deal to £45m.
Tottenham will complete contracts and documents for James Maddison deal in the next 24 hours, then it will be finally official. ✅⚪️ #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023
Should Maddison join this week, he could be the second new arrival at Tottenham after they signed highly-rated Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario on a £17m deal and on a five-year contract.