Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has written in The Mirror that Dele Alli and Eric Dier should remain at Tottenham Hotspur for the foreseeable future.
The England international duo are two of the most promising young players in the Premier League and have been playing well this season.
Alli is a 19-year-old midfielder who joined North London outfit Tottenham from Milton Keynes Dons in February 2015.
Dier, 21, is a versatile footballer who can play as a right-back, centre-back or defensive midfield, and he has been on the books of Spurs since the summer of 2014 when he moved from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.
Former Liverpool and Nottingham Forest striker Collymore believes that both the youngsters should remain at White Hart Lane.
“From what I’ve seen of Alli and Dier, there is an honesty about them, they don’t seem to be the cocky, self-obsessed footballer who thinks, ‘Oh, I’ve played six good games, I’m going to go to Chelsea or Manchester City now’,” the Englishman wrote in The Mirror.
“That’s excellent for their development and my advice to them now is: Stay where you are, get your heads down, and I’d love to see you rewarded – particularly Alli – for your ability and hard work with a trip to Wembley within the next couple of years in a Cup final and also a good position in the Premier League.”
Collymore’s advice to the duo is sound and should be heeded. Dier and Alli are both playing regular first-team football for Tottenham and are loved by the White Hart Lane faithful.
It would not make sense for either to leave Tottenham next summer, as their long-term interests are best served by remaining at White Hart Lane.