Fifth-placed English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are not strangers to having their priced jewels scooped away from their cradle.
Luka Modric and Gareth comes to mind – and from the looks of it, perennial hunters Real Madrid, a club that hardly takes “no” for an answer, doesn’t seem to be done with carting away spurs’ best players as they are reported to have been monitoring the progress of White Hart Lane’s newest golden boy Dele Alli.
With his development chart indicating of a player that have progressively grown in leaps and bounds since last season’s debut, the European sharks, the oliver-wants-some-more of club football are said to have started laying ground works to lure the young Spur out of North London, the first point of call being a massive jack-up of his current £60,000 per-week deal.
Ligue 1 defending champions PSG are also said to be interested in securing the services of the Nigeria born England international. Tottenham however are said to have strong faith in Alli’s staying put no matter how fat the bone dangled about him is. Still, there remain silent fears of the 20-year-old being tempted by the double package of playing amongst la crème dela crème of European football while doing it on a bumper pay check.
Alli is known for his ability to play between the lines of midfield and attack and also excel when used as a supporting striker. So far this season, he’s had an 82% pass completion rate while creating 33 chances with an average of 1.7 key passes per game. He has also scored four goals in 21 appearances while providing one assist.
Alli grew up in Milton Keynes and started his youth career with MK Dons in at 11 years of age till joining Tottenham in February of last year. He won PFA Young Player of the Year in his first season and was named 8th on GazzettaDello Sports best 50 footballers U20 list and was also ranked as the number one U21 talent in world football by FourFourTwo in October.