Danny Rose claims this Tottenham signing was an absolute steal

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen

The Spurs left-back says the club "nicked" Dele Alli for just £5 million from MK Dons last year.

Danny Rose has hailed Tottenham Hotspur's signing of teenage star Dele Alli as "a great bargain" in light of the 29-year-old's superb debut season at the club, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

Alli was brought to White Hart Lane from MK Dons in a deal worth an initial £5 million in February 2015 following an impressive rise at the Football League club. and after being loaned back to Dons for the remainder of last season he finished the campaign with 16 goals from 39 League One appearances.

The midfielder was expected by most to be slowly integrated into the Spurs first-team squad upon finally moving to the club for good in the summer.

However, instead he was handed a debut as a substitute at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, and has since enjoyed a meteoric rise which has seen him score seven goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and become a regular in the England senior set-up.

Rose, who plays alongside the prodigy for both club and country, admitted that he cannot believe how much of a bargain the youngster has turned out to be for Spurs.

The left-back said, according to quotes published by the Standard: "For Tottenham to nick him for £5 million is a great bargain.

"He has set his standards very high. He is not fazed by any opponent or any team, he is a pleasure to play with."

Alli has become a fully-fledged member of the England squad and has made five appearances for Roy Hodgson's side since his senior debut for his country in October.

After scoring on his first start for the Three Lions in a 2-0 friendly win over France in November, the 19-year-old played 90 minutes in a superb performance against Germany on Saturday as England recovered from 2-0 down to beat the world champions 3-2 in Berlin.

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