Harry Redknapp makes a claim about Dele Alli

Harry Redknapp Shaking Hand

Harry Redknapp says that Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli is a better player than reported Manchester United target Paul Pogba.

Tottenham's Dele Alli during a lap of honour after the game

Harry Redknapp has been quoted as saying by The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dele Alli is a better player than Juventus star Paul Pogba.

Alli is one of the best young players in England and enjoyed a very successful 2015-16 campaign for Tottenham.

The England international midfielder was a key player in Spurs’ third-placed finish in the Premier League last season.

The 20-year-old failed to do much of note for England at the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France, though.

Juventus' Paul Pogba jumps for the ball

Pogba is one of the best midfielders in the world and is a world-class footballer.

The France international has gone from strength to strength since his move to Juventus in the summer of 2012.

The 23-year-old has not been exactly great at the Euro 2016 finals so far, but there can be no doubt that he is genuinely world class and has a lot of potential.

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are in talks to sign Pogba from Juventus in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the transfer fee that the Red Devils would have to pay to secure the services of the midfielder this summer could be as much as £100 million.

Interestingly, Pogba was on the books of United from 2009 until 2012 before he left Old Trafford to join Italian giants Juventus on a free transfer.

Juventus' Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez parade the Italian Cup before the match

Former Tottenham manager Redknapp believes that Alli is a better player than Pogba.

“[Pogba] is a great player, there’s no doubt about that,” The Sun quotes Redknapp as saying. “But I wouldn’t swap him for Dele Alli. If you asked me, Dele Alli or Pogba who do you want? I’m taking Dele Alli in the long term.”

“If I was the owners of Manchester United, I’d be very aggrieved that we actually let him go on a free transfer and we’ve now got to pay £100 million to get him back,” added the former Tottenham boss.

“I don’t think I’d like that, I think my pride would stop me from paying £100million for a player when we gave him away.”

England's Dele Alli during training

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