Manchester United have reportedly identified Spurs starlet Dele Alli as their prime transfer target.
Deli Alli joined Tottenham on the deadline day of the 2015 winter transfer window, for a midget fee of £5 million. He has since progressed rapidly at the London club, and has already established himself as one of the best young footballers in the world.
Naturally, his performances have attracted the interest of numerous top clubs from all across Europe. In fact, the 20-year-old was recently rumoured to be set to follow the footsteps of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale by joining Real Madrid in the summer.
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And now, a new European powerhouse has entered the race for Alli’s signature, in the form of Manchester United.
As per Vincent Rodriguez – a journalist who works closely with the influential ‘super agent’ Jorge Mendes – the Red Devils have been closely following Dele Alli’s progress at Spurs for the past 6 months, and have therefore made their interest in securing the Englishman’s services known to his club.
In return, Tottenham have slapped a £100m price tag on their starlet, in the hopes of keeping the Old Trafford outfit at bay.
Manchester United have been vigorously scouting Dele Alli for 6 months. The club have ID'd him as their No.1 target. Spurs want £100m #mufc
— Vincent Rodríguez (@VRodriguezlaw) January 24, 2017
However, given Manchester United’s financial resources, and Jose Mourinho’s determination to take the Red Devils back on top of English football, Spurs’ asking price may not be enough to stop the Portuguese for signing his supposed ‘No. 1 target’.
But even if United meet Tottenham’s demands, Alli will most likely reject their offer and choose to stay at his current club, as per the youngster’s fellow teammate, Harry Kane.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Kane revealed: “Tottenham is the right place for him, even if many other clubs want him.
“We’ve got a great future and he is part of it, so there is no reason for him to leave. You’ve got to decide between earning a lot or following your own ambitions and playing in the best league in the world and winning titles.”