By Harvey Byrne
Trevor Sinclair has boldly claimed that if Dele Alli was to leave Tottenham for Manchester City it would be for a world record fee.
The Daily Mail claimed on Tuesday afternoon that City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain is monitoring Alli’s situation at White Hart Lane.
The 20-year-old has been a huge star in north London since completing a £5million move from League One outfit MK Dons in 2015.
Former City man Sinclair is also a clear fan of the attacker and he responded to the report on his personal Twitter account that it would take a world record transfer to secure Alli.
World record when it happens https://t.co/NvbSAZs2ra
— Trevor Sinclair (@trevor8sinclair) March 7, 2017
Manchester United broke the world record for the highest transfer fee paid in the summer as they re-signed Paul Pogba for £89.3million.
The fee broke Gareth Bale’s previous £86million move to Real Madrid from Tottenham in the summer of 2013.
It would take a very special player to break the current record and while many believe English player’s values are higher than others, the last Englishman to hold the record was Alan Shearer in 1996 following his £15million move from Blackburn to Newcastle.
Previous record holders Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Zinedie Zidane were all well above Alli’s age when they made their moves too, meaning it would be a huge statement if City did break the bank for him.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parrish has reacted to speculation Spurs have signed Wilfried Zaha.