Carragher delivers verdict on future of Tottenham 21-year-old, Spurs fans will be delighted
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has claimed Tottenham and England starlet Dele Alli should not leave White Hart Lane if he is to further progress his career.
Writing in his Daily Mail column Carragher also pointed out that comparisons between 21-year-old Alli’s statistics and those of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are not all they seem as Alli plays in a much more advanced role.
Alli has scored 16 goals and provided six assists in his 30 Premier League appearances this season.
He has been one of Tottenham’s top performers, and has seen them mount an unlikely late title charge.
After two stunning wins over Watford and Swansea – which Alli scored in – Tottenham now sit second, seven points behind league leaders Chelsea, with seven games to go.
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Carragher wrote of Alli in his Daily Mail column: “My advice to him would be: stay right where you are, stay in the place where you can decide games.
“But the comparisons have to stop. When Gerrard and Lampard were 21, they were playing as one of a pair in central midfield without the licence to maraud forward.
“Alli has more scope to inflict damage in the opposition area. It is something he does to devastating effect.”
Despite only just turning 21, Alli has also been capped by England 17 times already and he has found the net twice on the international stage.
Since his arrival at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2015 for £5million from MK Dons, Alli has played 88 games in all competition and has contributed to an incredible 50 goals (scored 29, assisted 21).
In addition he was the PFA Young Player of the Year award last season, and he has been nominated again this year.
In other Tottenham news, this Tottenham legend has trolled Arsenal hilariously – ‘please let Arsene stay.’