Chelsea And Man Utd Emerge As Surprise Contenders To Sign Tottenham Superstar

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with Dele Alli.

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Tottenham Hotspur fans might be in for a shock, as Chelsea and Manchester United plot a surprise move for club superstar Dele Alli.

The youngster has constantly been labelled as England’s most promising young talent ever since he debuted for Spurs back in 2015, following a move from MK Dons for a mere £5 million.

Since then, Alli became one of the most crucial players for the North Londoners, and was undoubtedly a vital reason for their recent success.

Having been directly involved in 58 goals across all competitions in just three seasons, the young midfielder has reached incredible levels stardom among the Spurs faithful. Moreover, his versatility as a playmaker alongside Christian Eriksen, and as a lethal goalscorer behind Harry Kane, earned him high ranks in boss Mauricio Pochettino’s books.

However, according to Daily Mail, the England international is aware and frustrated about his unfavourable deal which offers a relatively low £60,000-a-week, whereas players performing at his same level earn significantly more. This has led the midfielder to rethink his current agent Rob Segal’s capabilities, and even his stay at White Hart Lane.

Interestingly, Chelsea and Manchester United have recently sparked interest for the Englishman, who is admired by both the Premier League giants.

In the instance of a failed attempt, where Alli appoints a new representative whilst pushing for a pay rise, the Red Devils will surely look to capitalise on the situation. Moreover, Jose Mourinho’s search for a midfielder to be reckoned with would finally come to an end.

However, the Blues are not shy of splashing the cash, and are reportedly prepared to fend off any competition in order to secure the talented midfielder’s signature. As Antonio Conte looks to build a perfect midfield mechanism revolving around N’Golo Kante, there could not be a better arrival for its realisation.

The 21-year-old recently committed his future at the Lane by putting his signature on a 6-year contract, and it is certainly interesting to wonder what kind of fee and offer manages to lure him out of the English capital.

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Written by Ashish Sreejith 

Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.


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