Tottenham Hotspur looks to be a great place for young players to develop.
Tottenham Hotspur looks to be the best place for Dele Alli to fulfil his obvious potential, due to the environment they are creating under Mauricio Pochettino.
Alli joined Spurs from MK Dons in a transfer the BBC reported to be worth £5 million on deadline day, before being immediately loaned back to the League One side, and the move looks like an ideal one for his future.
The 18-year-old attracted interested from the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich, according to the Telegraph, but White Hart Lane is the perfect home for him.
Pochettino has promised to bring through young players during his time at the club and Alli could, quite feasibly, be thrust into first-team life at Spurs as early as next season.
The likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason had less experience than Alli - who has played 74 games in the lower leagues - when they were given an opportunity to impress at the north London club and the England youth international, therefore, should be confident that Pochettino will place him in the team, should he impress during pre-season.
Alli has the ability to rise right to the top. Blessed with power, pace and skill, he looks the complete midfielder and will play a prominent role at Spurs in the years to come.
There is no doubting that Alli still has a lot of progressing to do, but Spurs have shown signs that they will not block their own youngsters' development by bringing in big name stars, and that means a deadline day move could be beneficial for club and player.