James Maddison needs ‘world’s greatest quantity 9’ Harry Kane to remain at Spurs

James Maddison would love Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham however insists the continuing hypothesis across the ahead has not been a distraction for his new team-mates.

Maddison grew to become one of many first signings of the Ange Postecoglou period at Spurs when he accomplished a £40million transfer from Leicester on June 28.

Five weeks on and the elephant within the room stays Kane’s future, with Bayern Munich intent on bringing the England worldwide to Germany and anticipated to imminently lodge a brand new bid for the 30-year-old.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly met with Bayern officers in London on Monday and the membership’s latest Asia-Pacific tour occurred amid fixed discuss of Kane’s future, with a BILD journalist in a position to unveil a Bayern shirt with ‘Kane 9’ on the again to Postecoglou throughout a media exercise.

But Maddison, talking on the TNT Sports begin of season occasion in London, mentioned: “It hasn’t been a distraction, Harry is super professional.

“I won’t go into details because I don’t know anything and let’s be respectful about Harry’s situation.

“Everyone knows what Harry Kane is like, he’s a super professional guy and whatever club he is at, whenever he goes into training he gives 100 per cent and it’s the same as all the lads so not (a distraction) at all really.

“We were friends before I joined Tottenham from the England squad, we have similar interests and get on well anyway away from football.

“I would love Harry Kane to stay, he’s the best number nine in the world in my opinion, but what will be, will be and Harry is super professional.”

While uncertainty stays over Kane’s future, Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of latest centre-backs for boss Postecoglou.

It hasn’t been a distraction, Harry is tremendous skilled.

James Maddison on Harry Kane hypothesis

Talks with Spurs and Wolfsburg are advancing over the switch of Micky van de Ven, the PA information company understands.

Postecoglou gave the inexperienced mild to Van de Ven’s signing quickly after arriving in June and dialogue between the groups began final month.

No closing settlement over a price – anticipated to be within the area of £30m – has been reached, however there’s a rising confidence the Netherlands Under-21 worldwide will make the transfer earlier than Spurs’ Premier League opener at Brentford on August 13.

Van de Ven, who made 36 appearances for Wolfsburg within the 2022-23 marketing campaign, has attracted curiosity from Liverpool and made clear his need to play in England throughout an interview with De Telegraaf not too long ago.

“I have always dreamed of the Premier League because the biggest clubs play there and I also see that competition as the best in the world,” Van de Ven mentioned in June.

Tottenham additionally stay in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the signature of centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, who alongside Van de Ven has been excessive on the membership’s checklist of potential targets this summer season.

A transfer for each Bundesliga-based defenders has not been dominated out however Spurs are engaged on different transfers.

Blackburn centre-back Ash Phillips is anticipated to finish his transfer to Tottenham this weekend.

Spurs entered discussions with the Sky Bet Championship membership final month for the England youth worldwide, however negotiations stalled over a closing switch price.

A £2m launch clause for Phillips will grow to be energetic after Friday, which can permit Tottenham to finish the signing of the 18-year-old.

Phillips’ arrival is not going to affect on Postecoglou’s need to spice up his senior choices in defence, with the centre-back considered as a participant for the longer term.

Tottenham have additionally opened talks with Rosario Central over 19-year-old ahead Alejo Veliz.

Veliz impressed on the Under-20 World Cup this summer season, scoring three objectives for Argentina. Discussions are at an early stage however Spurs are desperate to make quite a lot of signings throughout a busy closing month of the summer season switch window.

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