Gabby Agbonlahor raves about Tottenham midfielder James Maddison
James Maddison has made a big impression on Gabby Agbonlahor at Tottenham Hotspur, especially following his play.
For over £40 million, Maddison moved from Leicester City to Spurs during the summer transfer window. He has been a standout player for Ange Postecoglou’s team, who are now atop the Premier League standings.
The former Aston Villa striker, Dominik Szoboszlai of Liverpool, and Maddison are the two players who could be considered for the signing of the season, according to his remarks on talkSPORT.
For an estimated £60 million, Szoboszlai left RB Leipzig to join the Reds in July. He has been a huge asset to the team. Agbonlahor is also impressed with him, despite the fact that his playing style has already led some to compare him to club legend Steven Gerrard.
But he believes Maddison just beats out the Liverpool midfielder because he has given the team a “different dimension.”
“It’s between Madison and Dominik Szoboszlai of Liverpool.” Agbonlahor stated on talkSPORT, “Maddison because he’s just added that different dimension to Spurs.”
“It was difficult to watch when [Bryan] Gil was there and [Giovani] Lo Celso was hanging about. Perhaps this is why the manager was forced to use a five-man defense.
Madison is starting to catch on as you watch them. He can score goals, as evidenced by the assist against Luton and the excellent goal against Burnley.
“I believe Spurs have benefited financially from Leicester’s collapse, as well, as it cost them £40 million. I just believe Maddison should be the summer signing of the year because of how well she fits in with Spurs.
Fascinating title race
For the Spurs this season, Maddison has been their main creative force. It is hardly surprising that the 26-year-old has performed well at Leicester City given his past showings of class.
With five assists and two goals in the Premier League so far, the England international is anticipated to be a major contributor if Spurs are to place in the top four this year.
Harry Kane’s departure had been predicted by numerous analysts, including Agbonlahor, to cause problems for Spurs. It hasn’t, however, occurred. The England captain’s departure has actually made Spurs a stronger team.
Even though they are now topping the table, it is unlikely that they will be able to maintain that position for the whole of the season. Spurs will have accomplished a great deal if they place in the top four during Postecoglou’s first season in charge, even if Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool are expected to contend for the championship.