Alli eager to progress with England with Spurs move looming in summer

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The MK Dons midfielder could be impressing in the Premier League next season with Tottenham.

Tottenham's young English star Dele Alli has been telling the official FA website how eager he is to progress through the country's age ranks, and continue the MK Dons graduate's remarkable rise.

The midfielder, who has only just turned 19, has been in scintillating form since breaking into the Dons first team in 2013.

Having signed for Spurs at the end of this year's winter transfer window, before being loaned back to Stadium mk for the rest of the season, Alli has arguably played some of the best football of his young career in this last half of the season, despite an ankle injury which ruled him out for several games.

It's hard to believe that he is yet to be capped by Gareth Southgate in the former Aston Villa defender's England Under-21 squad, but having impressed for Sean O'Driscoll's Under-19 group, Alli now fancies going to the Toulon tournament with the Under-20s.

And when asked by the FA how important it was to get to the next level of the England pyramid, the League One star left no one guessing what his goal was.

"I'm not going to lie and say it isn't [a target]," Alli said. "You want to do as well as you can. The aim is to eventually get into the first-team. Obviously the next step to that is the U21s and that's the aim for me to try and break into that squad or the U20s."

He continued: "I really enjoyed playing for the U19s this year, especially with the team we had and the manager. We played a real attractive game, and we liked to play football and that is what I'm used to so it wasn't like I was going away and playing a whole new style.

"I've really enjoyed it and obviously my aim is to eventually get into the seniors. So any age-group I play in the better for me. The aim next year for me is to play at the highest level I can for England."

With 16 goals to his name this season, and after being named the Football League's best young player, Alli may be playing at the elite level sooner than he expects. 

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