By Dominic Toner
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he can’t guarantee anything in football following transfer interest in their star man Dele Alli.
Barcelona legend Xavi revealed that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to sign the Spurs ace in the summer.
“I speak with Pep, and I know he thinks it is important to sign English players,” Xavi told the Sun. “At the moment the best English player there is and also one of the best in Europe is Dele Alli.
“We are looking at a very special player. Technically he is the sort of player that Pep likes, the sort of player that suits the style of game that Pep likes his teams to play.”
He added: “I am sure it is not going to be a player that Tottenham will want to let go, but we know Manchester City have big resources.”
Xavi is a well-sourced voice having worked under Guardiola at Barcelona and Spurs fans may be worried about Mauricio Pochettino’s comments about Alli.
“I can’t guarantee anything in life. The most important is to try to enjoy the present,” Pochettino said, as quoted by ESPN’s Spurs correspondent Dan Kilpatrick on his personal Twitter account.
#thfc Poch saked to guarantee if Alli will stay: "I cannot guarantee anything in life. The most important is to try to enjoy the present."
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) April 25, 2017
Alli has become an integral part of the Spurs side and it would be a colossal blow if they were to lose the attacking midfielder.
The 21-year-old is continuing to develop into one of Europe’s leading players and has been in sensational form this season.
He has made 44 appearances so far across all competitions, scoring 20 goals and supplying 11 assists.
The England international was recently recognised as the PFA Young Player of the Year for a second consecutive season and could yet still win the Premier League title with Spurs.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they are keeping tabs on three Premier League men as a replacement for their 24-year-old.