New Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou is understood to have approved a move for James Maddison.

Leicester City ace James Maddison continues to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Ange Postecoglou appears to be fan.

That is according to 90Min, who claim that Postecoglou has given the green light to some of Tottenham’s transfer plans.

Postecoglou was appointed on Tuesday but Tottenham were making plans for their summer transfer window before landing their manager.

Maddison is one player Tottenham have been eyeing up and Postecoglou is allegedly approving the pursuit.

It’s stated that Tottenham are only in direct competition with one club for Maddison – Newcastle United.

The Magpies have been chasing Maddison for a year now and will hope that Champions League football can finally lure him to St James’ Park.

That makes Tottenham’s pursuit a little tricky but Postecoglou’s arrival does at least clear up one potential problem.

The Mirror claimed over the weekend that Maddison was being deterred from joining Tottenham because they had no manager.

Postecoglou is in and he wants Maddison; maybe Spurs can finally push this move forward now.

James Maddison fits into Ange Postecoglou style
Postecoglou looks front-foot, attacking football and Tottenham lack some of the profiles that he needs.

One type of player Postecoglou needs is a creative midfielder – a player Tottenham just don’t have right now.

Maddison can be that player and has long been considered as one of the top playmakers in the Premier League.

Postecoglou almost always played a 4-3-3 at Celtic with his most attacking midfielder stepping up to press a centre back.

That was often Matt O’Riley at Celtic and Maddison may be viewed as being able to play that kind of role under Postecoglou at Tottenham.

It’s no surprise that Postecoglou appreciates a player like Maddison, who has been hailed as ‘incredible’ by Pep Guardiola, and Tottenham will hope to benefit from Leicester’s relegation with a deal.