Pochettino verdict on speculation around £55k-a-week Tottenham star, Euro giants circling – report
By Amir Mir
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that Dele Alli is “happy” despite transfer speculation linking him with other clubs.
The Evening Standard claimed on Tuesday that the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are huge admirers of the midfield ace.
It is said Spurs plan to resist offers from Europe’s elite for their top players this summer, including Alli.
The 20-year-old signed a new contract with the club in September “worth about £55,000-a-week” which will run out in 2022.
Amid the speculation surrounding his star player, Pochettino delivered this message on the rumours.
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“It is not now the moment to talk about that. He is happy,” Pochettino told the Evening Standard. “I don’t like to talk about rumours.
“It’s not a question of improving his contract and salary every few months. He is happy, he is performing well and that is the most important thing.
“He is performing well, scoring a lot of goals and helping the team achieve their objectives.
“People have been talking about him a lot in the last few weeks and that is fair, because his performances have been fantastic every time he has played.”
Alli has been in form this season, in particular, over the festive period and the turn of the year where the former MK Dons man has found his goalscoring touch.
The England international has scored six goals in his last three Premier League games, netting twice against Southampton, Watford and Chelsea.
His performance against the league leaders was, in particular, impressive as his two well-guided headers helped the north London club end the 13 game winning streak of Antonio Conte’s side.
Alli continued that form into the FA Cup when he came off the bench in the second half to help his team score two goals and beat a stubborn Aston Villa side.
Now, he will be preparing to score for the fourth league game running when Tony Pulis’ side travel to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
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