Karl Robinson explains what convinced Dele Alli to join Tottenham

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has explained what impressed Dele Alli about Tottenham Hotspur.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson explained on the Colin Murray Show for talkSPORT what convinced Dele Alli to join Tottenham Hotspur.

The talented youngster moved to Tottenham in a permanent deal last winter before he was loaned back to the League One team for the rest of the current season.

Robinson has also revealed just how close Tottenham came to missing out on Alli, as two other clubs tried to sign him on the same day that Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed to pull off a deal.

“There were two other clubs that came in for him on the same day, but he was bowled over by the future of Spurs and the English players they have and the home grown players – Then he went down the training ground and that sells it itself,” said Robinson.

The future of Tottenham is bright because financially the club is in a good position and they have a new stadium to look forward to in the near future.

That will increase the amount of revenue that the club generates in terms of gate receipts and also the commercial opportunities to the club, creating extra cash which can be reinvested back into the team.

In terms of the English players currently performing in Tottenham’s first team, the club has become somewhat of a beacon for younger players.

Eric Dier, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane are just three examples of players who have benefited from a regular first team chance at Tottenham, with Alex Pritchard also expected to make an impact next season.

Tottenham also have great training and medical facilities, which will help Alli become a better player and also help him to recover from any knocks or injuries he picks up when he starts pre-season in Tottenham colours.

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