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Spurs transfer news: James Maddison isn’t fazed by rumours of him leaving Leicester City

Leicester City star James Maddison isn’t being distracted by transfer talk after a great season. The England star swapped Norwich for Leicester at the start of the campaign and scored seven goals in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old also assisted seven goals in the league and was recently asked about his £60m price-tag by Sky Sports News (h/t Football.london).

James Maddison

James Maddison

The youngster claimed that he had been linked with Tottenham in the past and that he was taking all of this in his stride (h/t Football.london):

“No, you have just got to ignore that and take it all in your stride. As a 17 year-old boy I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.

“With transfer talk you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.”

Maddison is participating in the U21 Euros and is one of the stars to keep an eye on.

Midfielder in no rush to leave Leicester

Jacob Steinberg of the Guardian tweeted regarding Maddison a few days ago and claimed that the English star is in no rush to leave.

The journalist added that Tottenham are interested in the midfielder, however, Liverpool, Manch0ester United and Manchester City are also keeping track of the 22-year-old.

Steinberg claimed that the Foxes could finish above United and Maddison has to choose the right club for his future.

Read more Tottenham transfer news, click here – Spurs transfer news

Maddison made the transition from the Championship to the Premier League without breaking a sweat, and it will be interesting to see when he takes the step away from Leicester.

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