Matt Le Tissier has backed Tottenham to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison as he claimed he would be an ‘ideal replacement’ for Christian Eriksen.
Paul Merson also stated that Maddison has something which ‘you can’t teach’, which is ‘vision’, as he claimed that the Foxes man has that skill in ‘abundance’.
Maddison scored against Spurs recently when he netted the winning goal for Brendan Rodgers side following his low drive from outside of the area.
Speaking on Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports News (28/09/2019 at 12:45 pm), Le Tissier backed Maddison to play for a club like Spurs, as Merson lauded the qualities he has in his locker.
“He is someone who would be on the radar of somebody like Spurs, especially if they were to lose Christian Eriksen,” Le Tissier told Soccer Saturday. “You would look at Maddison and you would see that as a pretty ideal replacement.
“I think this boy has got everything in his locker. I think it’s unfortunate that he hasn’t already been capped by England. I think his performances since he has been at Leicester have warranted inclusion before he actually got into the squad.
Merson added: “The biggest compliment I can give him is that he has got vision. You can’t teach vision. You have either got the vision or you haven’t got it. And he’s got that in abundance. For me, he’s got a massive bright future in the game – he’s a special player.”
Leicester secured the signature of Maddison in 2018 when he made a £20 million switch from then-Championship side Norwich City [BBC Sport].
Despite working under various coaches, he has gone from strength to strength since then and he is now shining at his brightest under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers.
His performances have also resulted in him being called up by his national side, but Gareth Southgate is yet to give him minutes on the pitch.