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DONE DEAL: Tottenham announce signing of James Maddison from Leicester City

It’s Inauguration Day!

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing James Maddison Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Happy Inaguration Day! James Maddison, England star, attacking midfielder, Fourth President of the United States of America, has officially joined Tottenham Hotspur from Leicester City. The club made the signing official on social media and its website.

The fee is said to be £40m, down significantly from the £60m demanded by Leicester. Maddison is signing on a five-year contract with reported wages of around £170k/wk.

Maddison isn’t the young attacker we all thought would be coming in, but he is an important piece of the puzzle under new Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou. He’s dynamic, exciting, progressive, and should fit in well in Big Ange’s high pressing and high octane tactics.

And when you throw in Harry Winks’ reported £10m transfer the other direction, this makes it not only appropriate, but a darned bargain. Spurs get one of their top targets in exchange for a home-grown player they didn’t really want anyway.

Maddison reportedly deleted the teenage tweets where he insulted Spurs and Gareth Bale, suggesting we might get a Matt Doherty-style introduction. That’s fine. He was a kid back then, and he’s ours now. All is forgiven.

Welcome to Tottenham, James. Nothing but respect for MY President!