Stan Collymore urges Tottenham midfielder to quit club
By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore believes that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli should leave White hart Lane to improve as a player.
The Mirror report that Barcelona are set to rival Real Madrid for Spurs’ starlet and the youngster is attracting some of the biggest names in Europe.
Alli is regarded as one of the best emerging youngsters in European football and has been in great form this season
The 20-year-old has scored seven goals in his last four games and is beginning to show his best form on a regular basis.
Collymore claims that Alli is good enough to fit in at the top level and would benefit from playing alongside the world’s best.
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“Let me be very clear about this: I want the best English players to play in England,” Collymore wrote in his Mirror column. “But I also want our best players to go and learn from the very best in the world.
“And if that means Dele Alli going and playing for Bayern Munich, Real Madrid of Barcelona in the next two or three years, then I’d gladly swing by his house and drive him to whichever city he fancies. He could play for Bayern, Barca or Real tomorrow, and they would hone his skills.”
Alli has enjoyed a meteoric rise since he moved to White Hart Lane in 2015 from MK Dons and has become a crucial player for Spurs.
The attacking midfielder is a constant feature of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI and has a good connection with team-mate Harry Kane.
He has made 25 appearances this season across all competitions, scoring 11 goals and supplying four assists.
Alli is regarded as England’s next big star and already has huge pressure on him for the national team, something that proved too much at the European Championships in 2016.
The Spurs ace is improving every game and his talents were known after he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award last season.
Gareth Bale is a perfect example that a British player can enjoy major success from pursing a move abroad following his £85million switch to Madrid from Spurs in 2013.
The Welsh attacker has become a key figure for both his club and country in recent seasons and has scored 65 goals in 139 appearances for Madrid.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they club are eyeing a prolific goalscorer from the Bundesliga.