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James Maddison’s record-breaking statistic shows exactly why Tottenham Hotspur should pounce

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James Maddison’s record-breaking statistic shows exactly why Tottenham Hotspur should pounce

James Maddison was linked with Tottenham last summer.

In his first season in the Premier League, James Maddison has enjoyed a tremendous campaign. After leaving Norwich City to join Leicester City last summer, Maddison has made the step up with aplomb.

The ex-Coventry City starlet joined Leicester ahead of Tottenham Hotspur last summer. According to The Evening Standard, Mauricio Pochettino pulled the plug on this deal because of his lack of experience in the top-flight.

But after proving himself for the Foxes, Spurs are unsurprisingly back in the hunt. According to The Times, Tottenham want Maddison to replace Christian Eriksen but might need to pay twice the £22m fee Leicester spent last summer.

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But one statistic in particular shows just why Spurs need to pounce. According to Opta Stats, Maddison has created 100 goalscoring opportunities for team-mates in the Premier League this term.

 

He breaks a six-year-long wait for an Englishman to create 100-plus chances in one season. Everton left-back Leighton Baines was the last man to achieve this in the 2012/13 season.

Maddison ended this campaign with seven goals and seven assists. The England U21 international is surely knocking on the door for a senior national call-up now.

And a move to Spurs could help take his career to the next level. The 22-year-old created 100 chances and only seven were converted. But Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and the other Spurs stars would surely help improve Maddison’s figures.

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