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6th Aug, 2017 | 6:10pm

Tottenham braced for shock move as La Liga giants swoop for first-teamer - report

By Abigail Withey 

La Liga giants Barcelona are preparing an offer for Tottenham playmaker Dele Alli, according to a recent report.

The Sunday Express has revealed that the Spanish side are weighing up a shock bid following the world record transfer of Neymar who went to Paris Saint-Germain for £198 million.

The newspaper has revealed that Barcelona have their eye on the midfielder and are planning on using some of Neymar transfer fund to pay for the attacker.

It is understood that the La Liga outfit have been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old over the past year and are ready to swoop on the youngster before the transfer window closes at the end of August.

The report states that the England international could be tempted by Barca’s high wage promises which unfortunately Tottenham are unable to compete with.

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All joined Spurs in 2015 after climbing through the ranks at the MK Dons academy and has since displayed his impressive talents at White Hart Lane.

Last season, Alli made 50 appearances where he scored an impressive 22 goals and provided 13 assists throughout all competitions for the north London club.

Football Insider verdict

Barcelona are currently being linked to everyone, with the money from the Neymar sale burning a hole in their pocket. Spurs have had a pretty awful summer transfer window – they’re still the only club who haven’t bought anyone – but it’s pretty far-fetched to imagine them selling Dele Ali. Yes, Barcelona can offer eye-watering wages that would blow Spurs out the water, but even if Alli was tempted, Pochettino would never sanction the move. The trouble for Barcelona though is that no one wants to sell at this stage in the window and they’ll be willing to make silly offers to secure the targets on their hit list. It’s doubtful whether that would include Alli though, even if Spurs would consider it.  

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