Redknapp makes absolutely huge comment about emerging Tottenham star
By Harry Sykes
Jamie Redknapp has delivered the most ringing endorsement yet of Tottenham’s Dele Alli by claiming in the Mail he can become the best attacking midfielder in Premier League history.
The emerging star, 20, has been sensational for Spurs in recent months and spearheaded a run of results that has kept the title race alive.
Alli scored his 16th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday as Tottenham demolished Watford 4-0 in the league with a superlative performance.
The England international has been the beating heart of Spurs and has even taken on the main goalscoring mantle during Harry Kane’s injury absence.
High-profile pundit Redknapp believes there is little question that Alli has eclipsed Manchester United’s record signing Paul Pogba and is not only already a better player than the Frenchman but has the potential to exceed all the Premier League greats.
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“If you asked at the start of the season whether Paul Pogba or Dele Alli would be worth more come May, the Frenchman would have won every time,” wrote Redknapp in his weekly Mail column.
“After a sensational campaign, Alli has eclipsed Pogba. If the United midfielder cost a world-record £89million, then what does that make Alli worth? He is becoming the perfect player.
“Alli is thriving in the free role given to him by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. Last season he scored all but one of his goals with his right foot, now he is showing his full range of attributes.
“I love his footballing arrogance. Alli knows how good he is and, if he does not leave England he has the ability to become the best attacking midfielder in Premier League history.”
Alli has played further forward this season than the likes of Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard did for most of their careers, with his position more similar to the No10 role made into their own by Dennis Bergkamp, Gianfranco Zola and Wayne Rooney.
In other Tottenham news, the club have terminated the contract of one of their defenders.