Tottenham Hotspurs star Dele Alli has emerged as a surprise target for current UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid. The Los Galacticos are plotting a sensational £50 million move for the English midfielder in the summer of 2017.
The 20-year old enjoyed a stellar debut campaign in the Premier League scoring 10 goals and racking up 9 assists, emerging as one of the most prominent players in Spurs’ title run. He deservedly won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award for his excellent performances last term.
However, he began this term in a slightly slower fashion, but he seems to have found his mojo back after some amazing displays in recent weeks that saw him saw score three doubles in three consecutive games against Southampton, Watford and Chelsea over the festive period. Alli now has scored 10 times and has further assisted a single goal this season.
And his displays have managed to catch the attention of the Spanish giants who have a history of doing business with the North Londoners, having previously signed Luka Modric and Gareth Bale. Alli recently signed a six-year contract extension with Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino has no intentions of selling his star youngster. However, chairman Daniel Levy has shown in the past that he will make a deal if the price is right. So, here we give three contingencies that Mauricio Pochettino can look to bring in as a replacement for Alli, if he does end up becoming a Galactico:
The Spanish playmaker has been linked with a move to the White Hart Lane for quite some time now and if Alli does move to Madrid, it might happen that Isco moves the other way.
The 24-year old has struggled for game time under Zinedine Zidane this term and an exit from the Spanish capital seems more likely than ever. He may not be cut from the same cloth as Alli, but Isco will provide an alternate threat for Spurs playing behind Harry Kane. His impeccable vision and amazing creativity, combined with a lethal Kane in the attack could turn this Spurs side into a goal machine.
Having featured 12 times for Real this term in the La Liga, Isco has scored two goals and assisted a further two strikes. The former Malaga midfielder may not offer the same goal threat that Alli does, but with his drive and creativity in the midfield, Isco could prove to be a smart addition for Tottenham.