Report: Tottenham in No10 transfer scrap, player is hugely ambitious
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham face a battle to keep Dele Alli amid strong interest from three leading clubs, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim the London giants are “bracing themselves for a fight to keep Alli from the clutches of Europe’s elite clubs”.
It is said that super rich duo Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have regularly scouted the 20-year-old playmaker since his stunning emergence at the start of the 2015-16 season, while Manchester City are also keeping tabs on him.
Tottenham announced earlier this season that Alli had signed a new contract that runs until 2022, although it is reported that the likes of Real Madrid have the funds to offer the player a more lucrative deal than his current £60,000-a-week package.
The Mail claim that the England international, who has been capped 15 times by his country, is “hugely ambitious” and “likely to be tempted” by mega offers from clubs capable of challenging for the Champions League every year.
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Alli has been a regular in the Spurs team since joining permanently in the summer of 2015 and has made the No10 role his own.
He was named the PFA young player of the year last season after a brilliant debut campaign in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old has had a more mixed second season but has started 13 of the club’s 16 top flight fixtures as well as all six of their Champions League encounters. His 21 games have yielded a haul of four goals and four assists.
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