(VIDEO): What’s so special about Dele Alli...

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  1. James McC

    James McC Member

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    Spurs’ only signing on Deadline Day of the January Transfer Window was MK Dons youngster Dele Alli – but what’s so special about the so-called “wonderkid”?

    Alli took most of the evening to complete his £5million move from the League One side, with Sky Sports spotting him at Hotspur Way with over 6 hours left of the window. He joined DeAndre Yedlin as our sole winter signings, while our outwards dealings took most of the headlines.

    Nevertheless, Alli is an exciting prospect. He was part of the side that tore Manchester United apart at Stadium MK earlier on in the season, where Mauricio Pochettino was on hand to watch the England U19 midfielder.

    Prospect

    He made his Dons’ debut aged just 16, and has since accumulated over 70 appearances including 20 goals. However, it isn’t until you see his record from this current season where the real impressing begins.

    Alli has 12 goals from 25 League One games this season, making him the highest scoring midfielder in the top four tiers of English football. And with not one of them coming from the penalty spot, or any other set piece for that matter, the attacking talent of the 18-year-old cannot go unrecognised.

    At one stage, even German Champions Bayern Munich had scouts looking at the local lad, who attracted attention from some of the biggest clubs in England, too.

    Newcastle led the chase for him up until Deadline Day, with a £5million bid of their own seemingly enough to land the promising player. However, Spurs proved to be the destination with the deal including an immediate loan back to the Buckinghamshire club for the remainder of the season.

    “…You’ll win nothing with kids”

    He joins a number of young prospects looking to take after our current breakthrough stars, with local lads Ryan Mason and Harry Kane cementing their place in Pochettino’s eleven.

    And youth looks to be the way forward for the Argentine, who has brought Eric Dier and Nabil Bentaleb to the fore ahead of experienced players such as Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue, who look set for the exit in summer.

    Described as a direct, ‘box-to-box midfielder’, Alli has shown some impressive moments of skill this season, making his highlights reel an entertaining watch.

    He’ll certainly be an exciting addition to the side once he joins up with the side – barring any last minute deal scuppering. The side seems to have returned to the Jol-esque days of bringing through youth rather than AVB’s unsuccessful transfer dealings – and I for one am a fan.

    Welcome to Spurs, Dele!

     
  2. Zajber Guest

    The only thing I can think of after watching that video is the through-ball in the third clip. Proper footballing porn.
     
  3. Felon82 Well-Known Member

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    Now this kid looks like a proper prospect with bags of potential, lets hope he gets some 1st team action and can produce at Prem level.
     
  4. notnats

    notnats Well-Known Member

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    The kid looks good on the ball and has a pass on him as well as a couple of nicely taken goals. Lets hope we can make something of him and that he's willing to put in the graft. With a relatively young team of players that are starting to show some real work and team ethic as well as a manager that will play the younger players that are in form.
     
  5. Warbstowspur Guest

    Wasn't Yedlin a summer signing who is only now joining up with the team (making Alli "our sole January window signing") or have I missed something?
     
  6. Deggsy56

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    I like him already !! Play him now !! I liked the videos of Lamela and Soldado too - look what happened to them.
     

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