Tottenham Hotspur’s new No. 10 James Maddison has revealed that Harry Kane is not the reason he decided to move to Tottenham.”I’m not naive enough to go to Tottenham thinking there’s no chance of Harry Kane leaving,” Maddison told The Sun on Sunday. I didn’t go to Tottenham because of Kane.”
스포츠토토Maddison, who spent nearly four years with Leicester City from 2018-19 to 2022-23, scoring 55 goals and providing 41 assists in 203 official appearances, was the subject of numerous transfer rumors following Leicester’s relegation last season. Newcastle and Tottenham, among others, were actively pursuing Maddison. However, Newcastle’s successful acquisition of Sandro Tonali took them out of the race for the player, while Leicester’s £60 million price tag for Maddison dropped to £40 million, which tipped the scales in Spurs’ favor.
Then, in June, Spurs announced, “We are delighted to announce the signing of Maddison from Leicester City. The contract runs until 2028,” the club announced. The fee was around £40 million, the fourth most expensive signing in Tottenham history.
“I’m thrilled,” said Maddison. I’m really excited to be a Tottenham player and it feels great to look in the mirror in a Tottenham shirt,” he said. “I spoke to coach Enze Postecoglou and chairman Daniel Levy, and it was very important for me to speak to them, especially the coach. He said something to me on the phone. He said, ‘Whether you come or not, you will see a completely different Tottenham under me’. He said, ‘Whether you come or not, you will see a completely different Tottenham under me.
And indeed, Postecoglou’s words were true, as Spurs began to look different. They’re off to a flying start, with three wins and a draw in their first four league games. Aside from the wins, Postecoglou is also delighting the fans, who are seeing a crispness to the offense and buildup that they haven’t seen before.
Under his watch, Medellín have also started to soar. As a former Premier League (PL) player, there was no adjustment period. He was named Man Of The Match (MOM) for his two assists against Brentford in Round 1, followed by a goal and MOM against Bournemouth in Round 3 and a goal against Burnley in Round 4, and has been a key part of the attack with two goals and two assists in four league games.
With Kane’s departure undecided until the last minute of the transfer window, Maddison was initially expected to link up with Kane. However, he said Kane’s departure had nothing to do with why he chose Spurs. “I knew there was a possibility of Kane leaving, but it wasn’t all doom and gloom, I had a good feeling with the new manager and players coming in, and I didn’t feel any negative energy left over from the previous managers,” he added. “I think Kane is the best No.9 in the world. I wish he could have stayed after pre-season, but Bayern Munich is a great club and I wish him the best of luck,” he said.
Madsen went on to express his satisfaction with the team’s performance and results so far this season. “There was an image of negative, defensive football, but I didn’t feel that at all. Everyone had a fresh start and there was a really good energy and atmosphere at the club,” he said, revealing his love for Spurs.