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James Maddison deletes old tweets mocking Tottenham and Gareth Bale ahead of Spurs move

James Maddison deletes some of his old tweets from when he was 16, mocking Tottenham and Gareth Bale ahead of his move to Spurs.

The England international can be seen calling Bale a ‘monkey’ and also claimed he disliked Tottenham, with rival fans spotting them as he closes in on a £45m switch.

Maddison is planned for a medical at the north London outfit with Leicester said to have accepted an offer of £40m plus £5m in add-ons.

In light of that, his two posts about Bale, from 2012 and 2013, have been removed from Maddison’s account.

In the first tweet, from the 17th of November, 2012, Maddison wrote: ‘I hate Gareth Bale with a passion, calm down you monkey, [Jack] Wilshere is 10x better than you chimpanzee.’

And in another, from March 10th, 2013, Maddison said: ‘Hope Luis Suarez destroys Tottenham today, don’t like Spurs! Especially that monkey everyone’s on about!’

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Maddison was 15 and 16 at the time, and playing for Coventry City’s youth team, when he posted the remarks, which resurfaced this week.

There are subsequently no posts prior to December 2019 on the player’s Twitter account, according to the Daily Mail.

At the time of those tweets, Suarez played for Liverpool and netted in a 3-2 win over Spurs.

Bale made 203 appearances for Tottenham across six years, between 2007 and 2013, and secured a world record £85.3m move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

Reports first emerges on Tuesday night saying the Foxes cliched a verbal agreement with Spurs to sign Maddison, having already agreed terms of £170,000-a-week with his new club and Leicester giving the go ahead.

Reports say Tottenham saw off interest from Newcastle, impressed after he made 19 goals contributions in 32 appearances last season, despite Leicester’s relegation to the Championship.

In 2020, Tottenham signed Matt Doherty, who starred in their hilarious announcement video in which he deletes old tweets proclaiming his love for Spurs’ bitter north London rivals Arsenal.

He put pen to paper on a four-year deal to join from Wolves with the deal around £15m.

Doherty grew up as a fan of the Gunners, and tweeted a number of times in the past expressing his support for them.

But in a video uploaded by the club and gone viral, confirming his signing, he managed to redeem himself by wiping the tweets from his account.

This is what fans are saying as James Maddison deletes old tweets mocking Tottenham and Gareth Bale ahead of his Spurs move…

@kingArsenejr: Spurs love signing a player that hates spurs

@STL_Spurs: I really hope the media team try to top what they did with Doherty!

@jackph21: Hahahaha oh james

@neil71grant: Guess James Maddison be deleting those tweets from back in the day 😜😂 #spursy

@SwspanMawr: Lol couldn’t do Bales boots up.

@arsenal_25: We all saw that coming 😂😂

@PrettyBoyKely: Matt Doherty all over again 😂

@SamChippeck: If you are offended at what 15 year old James Maddison tweeted then football just isn’t for you ❄️

@speedacer: He’ll be kissing the badge and shagging the empty trophy cabinet next!

@TommySm12: Bit late for that nobby!

John1123: Well this didn’t age well did it, Wilshere better than bale haha

Ecilop: Looks like their star signing is a Gooner….. EiE

Tuchus: Bale achieved more than you ever will.

DMKMC: Wilshere was a very good player, but Gareth Bale was a truly great player, no comparison.

The Hanging Judge: maddison, has always been a total bell

Kinkyboots: Wonder why he hates bale? Bale was never someone you can hate! He’s not dirty and he’s always played well. Never fought with anyone on the pitch or any major controversy

Philly_Hotspur: Did the lad really say that Wheelchair Jack was 10x the player than a guy who won 5 Champion Leagues ?

YourMa: There’s a reason he has ended up at spurs. Same as richarlison. Not good enough for the top teams

Harvy Warlock: Nothing is deleted from the Internet. Once you hit send, it’s a done deal.

chelsea79: There is some sad people around, checking tweets from over 10 years ago

PumpkinLuva: Lol first it was Doherty now Maddison.

MKing78: We don’t care as long as he signs and shows how much of a good player he his!!

Classified44509: Don’t worry, if he signs for Spurs just post a cringy video of him deleting the tweets like you did with Arsenal loving Matt Doherty

Parxx: Nothing to see there. Most players they sign have said one bad thing or the other about Spurs. But I won’t be surprised if Madsison comes up and say he was a boyhood Spurs fan. He is that type of bloke.

EldonTyrell: You can’t unsay it by deleting

putinsbutplug: Brilliant, already on the way to becoming a true Spursy signing And no, even at 15 this shows an incredible lack of intelligence and foresight . mouthing off on Social media about other teams and players when your in Coventrys youth team and havent even signed your first professional contract!? What if he was released? Keep your nouth shut and never burn bridges you never know who is listening and may be connected to soemeone else who you may need a leg up from The Pro Footbaling world is an incrediby small workspace

Sky Sports’ Nick Wright said ahead of the deal:

Maddison’s reputation is untarnished despite Leicester’s relegation. In a difficult season for the club, he still managed 10 goals and nine assists in Premier League games alone.

It was a continuation of his outstanding body of work at the King Power Stadium. Over the course of five seasons, he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best attacking midfielders.

His status among the elite is evident in the statistics. Since his arrival at Leicester from Norwich in 2018, only two players – Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold – have created more chances in the Premier League, while only three – Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son – have had more shots on goal.

Maddison also ranks in the top eight for assists and big chances created. With 43 goals in that period, only 18 players have scored more.

The numbers add up to show why he was in such high demand.

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