Tottenham Hotspur confirm James Maddison arrival from Leicester City

James Maddison Leicester City
James Maddison.

Tottenham Hotspur have signed midfielder James Maddison ahead of the 2023-24 English Premier League.

Maddison previously played for Leicester City, who have been relegated to the English Championship.

What Tottenham said about James Maddison

“England international Maddison has agreed a deal with the club that will run until 2028,” read a statement from Tottenham Hotspur.

“James, 26, began his career with Coventry City, where he progressed through the youth ranks to make his professional debut in August, 2014, before joining Norwich City in January, 2016. Remaining with the Sky Blues on loan for the rest of 2015-16 campaign, he finished with 42 appearances in total for his home town club, scoring five goals.

“An exciting creative midfielder, he made his debut for the Canaries in August, 2016, in an EFL Cup tie against his former side, before joining Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on loan for the first half of the season, making 17 appearances and netting twice.

“Maddison became a key part of Norwich’s side the following season, making 49 appearances in all competitions, and ended the campaign as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals, claiming City’s Player of the Season award.

“In July, 2018, James signed for Leicester City, making his Premier League debut the following month in a season opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Enjoying an excellent first season, in which he made 38 appearances, he collected City’s Young Player of the Season award as he ended the campaign with 14 goal involvements.

“The Coventry-born playmaker made 203 appearances over a five-year spell with Leicester, scoring 55 goals.

“After representing England at Under-21 level, James received his first call-up to the senior squad in October, 2018, making his debut in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro in November, 2019. He was then named in Gareth Southgate’s 2022 World Cup squad and, after his impressive club form, earned his first start for the Three Lions in March, 2023, in a Euro 2024 qualifying match with Ukraine at Wembley Stadium.”

Tottenham’s record last season

Tottenham ended the 2022-23 EPL in eighth position – and did not qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

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