Should Tottenham Hotspur move for Jermaine Anderson, whose boss believes can match Dele Alli achievements?

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The 19-year-old is currently thriving at Peterborough United.

Dele Alli is certainly the toast of English football this week. The Tottenham Hotspur star's rise from League One talent to Premier League enforcer and England international match-winner has been meteoric.

But Peterborough manager Graham Westley reckons his own young talent can follow in Alli's footsteps.

He had this to say to the BBC this week about his midfield talent Jermaine Anderson:

"There's no reason why Jermaine can't progress like Dele Alli.

"He's a fantastic athlete and a fantastic learner. He's a terrific lad, a very, very talented footballer technically, he's now adding some goals to his games.

"Dele has done what he's done and shown he's got international calibre and made massive strides very, very quickly.

"I think we've got players in this camp who can make similar sort of progress. You look at Jermaine, the kid's got three goals in three games and he's looking better and better game after game."

So should Tottenham do what they did with Alli last January in 2016?

The Londoner, who was once on the books at Arsenal, is just 19-years-old but is proving himself a magnificent talent at London Road. He played 27 times for the club last season and has been incredible this term.

He has scored in his last three games for The Posh, taking his tally for the season to four in total.

Last January Tottenham stumped up around £5 million, according to the BBC, for the services of Alli before loaning him back to MK Dons. They could do the same with Anderson. He is obviously a talent worth gambling on but January signings so rarely work out. He could head back to London Road on loan until the end of the season and help the club in their fight for promotion.

Tottenham would have a great talent on their books, Peterborough would be well compensated for producing an excellent talent and get to keep him for the rest of the season.

Meanwhile Anderson can try and prove his boss right and get on with following Alli's lead.

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