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Tottenham would be better served going for Maddison not Brooks

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Tottenham would be better served going for Maddison not Brooks

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with two fine young Premier League talents in recent days.

Spurs didn’t make a single signing in January following on from their 2018 summer, which appears to have led to speculation that they will definitely be splashing the cash ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign.

The Daily Mirror reported earlier this week that David Brooks is a target for Spurs, with Mauricio Pochettino having actually wanted him before his move to the south coast.

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The Bournemouth midfielder has enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League following his move from Sheffield United last summer, scoring six goals and making four assists.

On Wednesday evening, it was reported by The Mirror that Spurs are also keen on signing Leicester City playmaker James Maddison if Christian Eriksen jumps ship.

Maddison has recorded similar stats to Brooks, having contributed five goals and four assists.

 

Maddison or Brooks?

There is no doubting that both players are among the finest young talents currently playing in the Premier League.

Both have been fearless in their approaches to playing at the top level, and the pair both have vast potential which could see them play for bigger clubs in the future.

Arguably, Maddison would make for a better signing for Tottenham, although there is not much in it.

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The ex-Norwich City star appears to be a little more effective in possession, giving the ball away less according to WhoScored (82.8% accuracy compared to Brooks’ 72.1%).

Maddison plays more key passes per game on average than Brooks (2.5 plays 1.0), and he also possesses brilliant ability on set pieces.

Maddison’s intelligence sets him apart from most players his age, and he could really flourish under Pochettino if he remained as the manager next season.

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