Report: Tottenham braced for £50m midfielder bid, club confident deal can be sealed
By Harvey Byrne
Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring Tottenham attacking midfield star Dele Alli, according to a report.
The Mirror has claimed that the cash rich French giants have watched the England international extensively and are planning a £50million summer swoop.
It is stated that PSG believe they have a chance of luring him away from White Hart Lane, but La Liga giants Real Madrid are also long-term admirers.
Alli, 20, only signed a new six-year contract worth £60,000-a-week at Tottenham in September and is a key player for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
However, given the money that PSG have available, there are few players out of the club’s price range.
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Spurs paid out a relatively small amount for the 2015-16 PFA Young Player of the Year in 2015, bringing him to north London for just £5million from League One side MK Dons.
Alli broke into Pochettino’s first team at the beginning of the last campaign, making his senior debut in the league opener against Manchester United as a 77th minute substitute.
He has since played 65 encounters, scoring 14 goals and providing 15.
He would be a huge loss if he did leave Tottenham, as they currently look to break into the top four after finishing third last season.
Football Insider verdict:
A move to France with PSG would be a huge opportunity for Alli and for English players, who rarely leave the Premier League in their peak. However, at PSG his squad status will be severely different to what it is at Tottenham. He would be considered a small fish in a big pond in a team which contains the likes of Thiago Silva, Blaise Matuidi, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani, whereas at Spurs he is one of the first names on the team sheet. This could impact his career negatively and it is imperative that his career continues to rise in the early stages. Therefore, he must stay in his comfort zone with Spurs for now for the benefit of his career.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have missed out on the signing of 18-year-old to West Ham.