Real Madrid and Man City chasing Dele Alli

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is being linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer with reports suggesting that both Real Madrid and Manchester City are chasing his signature. The 21-year-old has enjoyed yet another fine campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's men and was recently named the PFA Young Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. He has scored 20 goals in all competitions as Spurs have challenged for the Premier League title but his exploits have not gone unnoticed.

There has been a lot of talk in the press lately over Manchester City's reported interest in the young England star with City boss Pep Guardiola describing him as 'a fantastic player, before going on to state;

'He's a fighter. He's good. He's someone who attacks the box and is one of the most fantastic players I have ever seen in my life.'

The quotes from Guardiola came after his former Barcelona midfielder Xavi reportedly suggested that Pep would try to sign Alli this summer although Xavi has since denied going on record to say such things. Despite the confusion over who said what, it's not entirely inconcievable that City will pursue the Spurs' man this summer given they are likely to spend big after an underwhelming season. This season will be the first in Pep Guardiola's managerial history that he will not have won a trophy so expect him to overhaul this summer. Guardiola is known to be keen on bringing more English talent to the Etihad Stadium with Alli's Tottenham teammates Kyle Walker and Danny Rose also believed to be targets.

However despite rumours persisting over City's interest, the do currently trail Real Madrid in the betting stakes. The European champions are favourites to be Alli's next club and are priced at 9/4 with Ladbrokes. City meanwhile are further back at 3/1 so could Alli be set for a switch to Spain? Real and Spurs have a good working relationship with both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale having previously made the swtich from the white half of North London to the Spanish capital in the past.

Alli has established himself as one Europe's leading young talents and it is no real surprise to see him attracting the interest of Europe's biggest clubs. He has a contract with Spurs that runs until 2022 so the club will not be under any real pressure to sell but could allure of Real prove to strong for Alli to resist?

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 27/04/2017 - 13:36 PM
Filed in:- Football Betting News, Tottenham, Manchester City

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