Tottenham's Dele Alli celebrates scoring
Pundit and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has told The Mirror that he thinks Dele Alli is better than Manchester United's Paul Pogba.
Tottenham are in Europe League action this evening, as they travel to Belgium to take on Gent having crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage.
Mauricio Pochettino's men will now be hoping to finally enjoy some success in Europe this season, and playmaker Dele Alli will be looking to recapture his best form.
The 21-year-old midfielder recently went on a run of eight goals and one assist in seven games, but the last three games have been tough for Alli.
Spurs have scored just once in those three games, and Alli has failed to find the net as the goals have dried up a little, but he remains one of the most potent threats in Pochettino's side.
Ahead of tonight's game, pundit and former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has told The Mirror that he thinks Alli is 'fantastic' as he can score goals, make goals, dribble and get stuck in.
Redknapp even added that he thinks the £5m Tottenham paid for Alli in January 2015 was a 'steal', claiming that he's now worth £100million – more than Manchester United's world-record signing Paul Pogba.
BT Sport's Harry Redknapp
“I think he’s fantastic,” said Redknapp. “Can you tell me how all those scouts failed to spot him when he was playing for MK Dons every week? How did they end up waiting until Tottenham came in for him? It’s incredible that no-one took him. What a player, what a signing — what a steal at £5m.”
“I think he’s worth £100m now – if Pogba’s worth £90m, Alli is worth more. He’s just 20 years of age, for heaven’s sake, and the kid’s got everything. He scores goals, makes goals, he can dribble, head it, he’s got an edge to him and puts his foot in... I think he’s fantastic,” he added.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has played a part in breaking the world transfer record once by selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013, and whilst Pogba has since broken that, Redknapp's claims mean Alli could be put in that bracket in the future.
Levy and Pochettino took a £5million gamble on Alli, and Redknapp believes he is now worth 20 times that amount, showing just what a great signing Tottenham made more than two years ago.
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