Maddison signed to Tottenham for £40m

Wednesday, James Maddison inked a £40 million, five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur of North London.

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a contract with Leicester City that will last until 2028.

Leicester City had no choice but to sell their essential midfielder, whose contract expires in less than a year, in order to compete for promotion back to the English Premier League next season.

The sophisticated English midfielder has been regarded as a club loyalist.

Maddison labored to record 10 goals and nine assists in the EPL during the 2016–17 campaign, despite Leicester City’s difficulties.

Maddison, who arrived at Leicester in 2018 from Norwich City, has made the most of his tenure at Leicester.

He played in 203 games for the Foxes and tallied 55 goals. While at Leicester, he won both the FA Cup and Community Shield.

The former number 10 is the third player to join Tottenham, and the seventh senior player to leave relegated Leicester.

Over the span of five seasons, he has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League.

Madison also keeps excellent statistics. The statistics make the existence of the elite clear. Since joining Leicester, Maddison has created the third-most chances in the Premier League, trailing Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold.