MK Dons assistant waxes lyrical about Tottenham hot prospect Dele Alli

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The midfield dynamo recently returned from an ankle injury.

Tottenham Hotspur proved they are planning for the future in the transfer window with the decision to snap up talented midfielder Dele Alli from Milton Keynes Dons. Spurs fended off fierce competition to sign the player for a fee reported by the BBC to have been in the £5 million area.

The teenager has been impressive this term as he continues his development, scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances, the last of which came in his most recent game against Colchester in February.

Unfortunately he picked up an ankle injury in that game which kept him out of action for a while.

He made his return against Swindon on Saturday in a 3-0 win, and played again yesterday against Scunthorpe. His form since his time out of the first-team has certainly impressed MK Dons’ assistant Richie Barker.

He told MK Web today: "Dele Alli returned for the Swindon game and it was good to have him back.

"He's still got a bit to go to get his match fitness back but for him to have played like he did against Swindon having been out for seven weeks with an ankle injury shows how far he has come.

"He's not even had a reserve game or a comeback match or anything like that so to throw someone in having not played for that long and for him to last 90 minutes and still be influential shows the expectations on him now."

Alli is looking like a real hot prospect and has already been compared to the likes of Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira at this early stage of his career.

At just 18-years-old his performances continue to catch the eye in League One. Tottenham fans will be excited to see him in action for them next season.

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