Arsenal will have to battle Tottenham for £60million Premier League star

Arsenal will face competition from Tottenham for the signature of  James Maddison in the summer as they reignite their interest in the England international.

Maddison has been a long-term target of the Gunners and they signed Martin Odegaard instead of the Leicester City midfielder in the last summer transfer window.

He has been in top form for the Foxes in this campaign, and now Arsenal wants him again.

However, The Sun claims Tottenham manager, Antonio Conte, is also a fan of the former Norwich City player.

The Italian has asked his employers to sign Maddison, and they will now compete for his signature.

The report claims Leicester might sell him so that they can fund the improvement of other parts of their team.

They have now placed a £60million valuation on his signature. Arsenal could pay that fee if they make him a priority, but Spurs will not allow them to sign him without a fight.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Maddison will bring undoubted quality to our squad if he moves to the Emirates in the summer.

We currently have a group of young attacking midfielders, but Maddison is more mature than Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard.

He could become our main man and the other two will learn from him as a teammate and a member of the same dressing room.

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  1. The way many of the fans switch their mouth is ridiculous.
    I remember how some of the fans discredit him and said ode is better than him bla blah.
    So this report now is saying he’s above both Esr and ode..
    This guy has double contribution of ode with just 200minutes more. With uninformed leceister.
    Meanwhile this has been the best year in ages for us according to many.
    To be fair I would take ode above him for just two reasons.
    1. The age
    2. The price.
    Perhaps they both offer different types of Contributions.
    It depends what the manager is looking for.

  2. was this a lost article from the summer?

    the only Leicester player we could sign is Tielemans
    we dont need another 10

  3. Unfortunately we are stuck with Odegaard ,so I see no moves in the transfer market for another number 10 for the foreseeable.
    As much as he as put on some good performances he is not the kind of player who will take us to the next lvl ,another player who was signed because no other team would take him on and was a safe option.

      1. How many teams were scrambling for his signature?
        Plays well against lesser teams but gets overran by better players and teams .
        No doubt he looks great when he as time on the ball but his lack of pace and physically is his big let down .
        But I suppose he suits Artetas style of play .

  4. In the last summer, I was all for signing Maddison over Ødegaard. The manager chose the latter which I do not blame him for – it’s his choice. But Maddison would have done us more good. Anyway, that ship has sailed. We should focus on developing Ødegaard and Smith Rowe

  5. Maddison is obviously stronger than Oedegaard , and would have held the midfield in this present situation,

    We need players like James ward-prowes now, loftus cheek, callagher, and more,

    IMO we don’t need a world class striker,
    We just need AMs and CMs all strong, fast and skillful,

    I watched Mancity vs Liverpool and saw the midfield battles,

    We really need 2 KDB, 1 Rodri and 1 Sterling in our midfield and we’ll challenge any team.

  6. As difficult as this is, Maddison will always be the better player. He is better than Odegaard period. Anything else would just be because you are an Arsenal fan. No neutral opinion would place Odegaard above Maddison.

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