Signs show Tottenham Hotspur working hard to sign next Dele Alli

Tottenham Hotspur fans wave flags prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on May 14, 2017 in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur are continuing to eye lower league prospects.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur's £5 million signing of Dele Alli will go down as one of the greatest bargains in recent history.

Alli netted more than 50 club goals in his first two seasons at Spurs, and is now valued at more than 20 times the figure they paid for him.

Tottenham have been surprisingly reluctant to follow up the bargain buy with more lower league captures since, but signs now show they are pushing ahead with this direction.

Just this week Tottenham have been linked with deals for two promising emerging talents.

The Mirror reported this week that Tottenham are tracking Rochdale midfielder Daniel Adshead.

A general view of the stadium before the FA Cup Third Round match between Rochdale and Nottingham Forest at Spotland Stadium on January 3, 2015 in Rochdale, England.

Adshead made his debut for the first team at just 16 earlier this month, and is understandably attracting interest.

The Sun report Tottenham are also keen on Walsall striker Mitchell Candlin.

Candlin, 17, made his debut for the club last season and is an England under-18 international.

A general view of the Bank's Stadium ahead of the Pre Season Friendly match between Walsall and Leicster City at Banks' Stadium on July 30, 2014 in Walsall, England.

Both players would have to work their way into Tottenham's first team, but they would be joining a club which have a track record of giving opportunities to young players.

To clinch the Alli deal Tottenham had to give the concession to loan him back to MK Dons until the end of the season, and that could be beneficial for either Adshead or Candlin's development.

But it is a positive sign for Tottenham fans that they are continuing to eye lower league prospects and are not losing sight of the strategy which helped them on the path to their current success.

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