Guillem Balague: This is where in-demand Tottenham ace will be playing next season
By Matt Farr
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has urged Dele Alli to stay put at Tottenham for two or three more years.
Balague had been participating in a live Sky Sports Q&A session with fans when the question was put to him about Dele Alli making a possible move to Real Madrid.
But Balague believes it is too early for the 20-year-old to consider a move to Spain, and should continue his development in north London for several more years.
He told Sky Sports: “Certainly Dele Alli is being looked at by big clubs, but it’s still early for him.
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“He should have another two or three years at Spurs and see where they are, because they could be big enough to keep him, depending on what his progression is.
“But I do think he’s going to stay there next season.”
Balague added that Tottenham’s recent progression under Mauricio Pochettino could see them join Europe’s elite in the coming years, and that could boost their chances of retaining a player of Alli’s ability.
Spurs are currently second in the Premier League, and are on course to finish in the top four for the second consecutive season, and qualify for the Champions League.
Alli has been an integral part of their rapid rise to fame of late, scoring an incredible 15 goals and supplying seven assists from 37 appearances this season.
His unprecedented success this term comes on the back of a haul of 10 goals and 11 assists from the previous campaign, cementing Alli’s place as a European star of the future.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been dealt a major blow as a key player has been ruled until April.