Tottenham and Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head for Maddison 


Two north London giants Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are set to battle it out for the signature of Leicester City ace James Maddison as per the report in English outlet The Sun

The 25-year-old is enjoying a productive campaign this term with Brendan Rodgers’ side, scoring eight goals and notching up five assists in 28 Premier League appearances. 

According to the report, both North London clubs are admirers of the Englishman. While the Gunners have been linked with a move for the midfielder for a long time. Spurs have also now entered the fray for the 25-year-old’s signature in the summer. 

The report further claims that Maddison – who still has two years remaining in his current contract – could be shifted away in the summer if anyone can match the Foxes’ asking price of £60 million. 

After loaning out Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso in the January transfer window. Spurs are in search of a new attacking midfielder. And the new boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of the 25-year-old. 

However, Spurs are prioritizing a move for a left-sided centre-back before strengthening the other areas of the pitch. 

Can either Arsenal or Tottenham win the race for James Maddison? 

James Maddison will be an excellent addition to either Arsenal or Tottenham squad in the summer. However, with Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard already in the squad, signing yet another attacking midfielder might not be necessary for the Gunners. 

Therefore, the Tottenham Hotspur camp will be a better decision for the Englishman. Antonio Conte likes to play with the 3-5-2 formation. And without a proper attacking midfielder in the squad, the Italian boss is having to deploy a 3-4-3 system. 

However, this system has worked well for the Spurs this season. And therefore, there is no point in changing it next season. It will be interesting to see how the Spurs lineup next season under Antonio Conte. 

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