Parents of Tottenham 20-year-old pursuing action after contract blunder - report
By Danny Wright
Dele Alli’s parents are pursuing legal action against MK Dons because neither of them signed his first professional forms with the club, according to a report.
The Daily Mail reports that when the Tottenham midfielder was aged 16, one of his parents should have signed his first contract with the club.
His mother and father, Denise and Kehinde, who are no longer together, are now looking to take advantage of a loophole after the couple Alli has lived with from the age of 13 put their signatures on the forms instead.
Alli has lived with Alan and Sally Hickford since he was 13 and considers them his parents but they haven’t adopted him.
Tottenham signed the 20-year-old from Milton Keynes in 2015 for a fee of £5million.
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He has fast become a sensation at White Hart Lane in the 85 appearances he has made in all competitions so far.
This season Alli has proved to be a crucial factor in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and has scored a staggering 17 goals in 39 games across all competitions from the midfield.
The England international is currently the Premier League’s top goalscoring midfielder with 14 strikes to his name.
He is now preparing for international duty with the Three Lions as he expects to earn his 16th and 17th cap against Germany and Lithuania over the next week.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino is reportedly lining up a swoop for this Serie A assit-king.