Harry Redknapp explains why Dele Alli reminds him of ex-Tottenham midfielder Jason Dozzell

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Harry Redknapp has compared Dele Alli to former Spurs midfielder Jason Dozzell.

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has told The Telegraph that Dele Alli reminds him of ex-Tottenham midfielder Jason Dozzell.

Alli, 19, has taken the Premier League by storm this season, far exceeding any expectations, even though he arrived from MK Dons as one of England's hottest young prospects.

With seven goals and five assists in the Premier League this term, teenage sensation Alli has been the driving force behind Tottenham's unexpected charge towards the Premier League title, and the plaudits have been pouring in for him.

From his goal of the season contender against Crystal Palace to his outstanding assist against Watford last weekend, and even his first goal for England - a long range screamer against France - Alli's season has been filled with magical moments.

Now, Harry Redknapp has had his say on Alli, and even compared him to a former Tottenham midfielder - Jason Dozzell.

Dozzell, much like Alli, was a teenage star, and still holds the record as the youngest player to ever score in the top flight of English, having found the net for hometown club Ipswich Town against Coventry City back in 1984.

In 1993, Dozzell moved on to Tottenham having gained quite the reputation at Ipswich, but his career at White Hart Lane was ravaged by injuries, and he left the club after just four years, joining Northampton Town after a loan return to Ipswich.

Former Tottenham boss Redknapp has now told The Telegraph that Alli's style of play reminds him of Dozzell, and believes that if he can steer clear of the injuries that blighted Dozzell's career, Alli can be a 'top, top player'.

"He reminds me a bit of a former Spurs midfielder, Jason Dozzell," said Redknapp. "He’s got a languid style like him. Alli’s 6ft, 2in, a big boy like Dozzell was. Dozzell was a great young talent. He was going to be a world beater, but he had a bad time with injuries. As long as Alli stays fit I think he’ll go on to be a top, top player," he added.

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