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Why A Move To Real Madrid Would Be Ill-Advised For This In-Form Tottenham Youngster

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Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur

Top rated English talent is hard to come by these days. So when prodigies like Delle Alli, Harry Kane, Jack Wilshere as such come along, it’s only natural for the general public to get excited and purr about their favourite stars. Dele Alli’s rise to prominence, in particular, has been a spectacular one. Barely two years ago, he was plying his trade in English football’s third tier, League one, with Milton Keynes dons.

In fact, it was around two years ago this time that Tottenham agreed a deal with MK Dons for the signature of Alli, who at the time was just 18. He went on to finish the season on loan at his parent club, while Tottenham waited patiently for his arrival until the summer of that year. The move, which was reportedly a 5 million one, looks like a real grab right now as Delle Alli has gone onto establish himself as one of the Premier young talents in world football.

On arriving at White Hart Lane, Alli didn’t disappoint as he racked up 10 goals and numerous assists in his first season as a Premier League footballer. At age 19, Alli was doing some really incredible things and this didn’t go unnoticed with the England camp as he was handed a call-up very soon and even boarded the flight to France for Euro 2016, albeit his success is that tournament was relatively non-existent as the whole English team flopped for the nth time.

Alli has continued that rich vein of form into the season and has been incredibly lively off late, scoring two braces in a row in the Premier League, thus leading to widespread rumours about his future with Spurs. For years, Spurs have lost their best players to some of the best clubs like Real Madrid, who poached both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale away from White Hart Lane.  But now, they are in a position to hold on to their best players and Daniel Levy’s hands won’t be forced into doing business with the giants.

But having said that, it is quite obvious that some clubs would be monitoring the progress of Delle Alli, who at the age of 20 has 20 Premier League goals to his name. Apart from his goal-scoring exploits, Alli has been really impressive in several other aspects such as ably linking up with his teammates and never shying away from taking responsibility on the pitch. Such qualities will undoubtedly make the mouths of those interested parties water and it is only about time before a bigger club comes calling for Alli’s services.

Tottenham's Dele Alli scores their first goal

His recent upturn in form has lead to rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid. Yes, Alli is fantastic and England have a wonderful player on their hands, but does that equate to him being deserving of a move to one of the biggest clubs in the world? Surely, it is just a widespread here and baseless transfer talk.

For starters, Alli has had just two seasons in the English top flight and although he is undoubtedly talented, his rise to fame has been a fortuitous one. The jump from League one to Premier League football is no easy step, but Alli took to it like a fish to water. Whether he will be able to do the same on a bigger stage is something that is quite questionable. Especially at a club like Real Madrid, where expectations are sky-high.

Many players have jumped ship to Real Madrid hoping to fly high in their respective careers, but have been bogged down by the intensity of the expectations on their shoulders. Another reason why it is too early for any talk of an Alli move to such a big club is his tryst with temperament issues. On more than one occasion, Alli has had flashpoints which have brought him suspensions. That is one area where he must look to improve on if he desires to be a sound-headed all round player with some of the finest facets ever.

All in all, a move to Real Madrid would be ill-advised for the Tottenham youngster and he would be better served to stay put at the North London club, where he shares fine camaraderie with other young English talents such as Danny Rose, Harry Kane, Kyle walker and Eric Dier. Still aged 20, Alli must look to become a Premier League icon and then when the time is right, the big move will come for the boy.