David Pleat reveals he had plead with Spurs to sign Dele Alli ahead of Newcastle and Villa



Alli moved from MK Dons to Spurs in 2015 for just £5m and he’s gone on to become one of the best young players on the planet.
But Spurs fans may not be surprised to learn that chairman Levy was worried about the £5m asking price MK wanted for their teenage prodigy.
However, Pleat convinced Levy to do the deal and Alli has developed into one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most important players.
But he nearly ended up elsewhere as Aston Villa and Newcastle put up strong competition for his signature.
Pleat told talkSPORT: “I had seen a lot of Dele Alli and I was convinced.
“I had spoken to [Spurs... read more

 
12 January 2019 in Sport, Views: 38
Source: Daily Star
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