Tiottenham set to hijack Man Utd move for 22-year-old creative playmaker

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to hijack Manchester United move for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison if Christian Eriksen decides to leave the club.

With the Dane showing no signs of signing a new deal at the club, the North London outfit expects the 27-year-old playmaker to sign for another team when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.

That has left the North London club requiring a long-term replacement for one of their vital players, although it appears that they have already set their sights on their preferred target.

According to The Mirror, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are prioritising the addition of Leicester City’s James Maddison, who could make his debut for England national team during one of Gareth Southgate’s two upcoming games.

The 22-year-old is already attracting attention from the Red Devils, which could potentially lead to a bidding war ahead of the next season.

While the Red Devils allegedly feel that they will be able to secure the services of Maddison for a fee in the region of £60m, Spurs’ presence in the race could bump up the price.

Meanwhile, Man Utd also keeping tabs another Premier League midfielder Sean Longstaff who currently plays for Newcastle United.