Gary Lineker delivers verdict on Tottenham ace Alli after PFA award
By Dominic Toner
Gary Lineker hailed Tottenham ace Dele Alli on Twitter after he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award on Sunday night.
The 21-year-old scooped the prize for the second consecutive season after impressing for Spurs.
He managed to beat the shortlist of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Leroy Sane to the individual accolade.
Alli has been in sensational form this campaign and scored 20 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions, with 16 of them coming in the Premier League.
Lineker has taken to social media to congratulate the Spurs youngster on his achievement and believes he is a special player.
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“Congratulations to the enormously talented Dele Alli on winning PFA young football of the year for the 2nd consecutive year,” Lineker wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Congratulations to the enormously talented @Dele_Alli on winning @PFA young footballer of the year for the 2nd successive year.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 23, 2017
Spurs are competing for the Premier League title and Alli has played a pivotal role in their success this season.
They are four points adrift of leaders Chelsea and are still in the hunt for their first ever Premier League crown.
Alli has continued his meteoric rise this season and has become a crucial first team player for manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The England international has played in a more advanced role this campaign and has seen his understanding with teammate Kane develop.
His highlight so far this season was his headed brace in a 2-0 home victory over Chelsea, which confirmed his position as one of the league’s best players.
In other Tottenham news, Stan Collymore has predicted where the club will finish this season.