Prior to his record move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, Gareth Bale was on the hottest of hot streaks for Tottenham.
The Welshman scored so many winning goals it was almost impossible not to call Spurs a one-man-team. Since his departure, Tottenham have become more of a collective unit, but still often rely on the goals of one man, Harry Kane, to win games.
That said, Dele Alli’s goalscoring form of late has been equally staggering. The midfielder has scored 10 goals in his last 12 appearances for Spurs, becoming one of Europe’s most coveted young players in the process.
And now The Express, by way of Spanish publication Don Balon, are suggesting Alli is being considered as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
It’s certainly worth taking this one with a pinch of salt. But with Ronaldo approaching the latter end of his career, the report claims Gareth Bale is keen to link up with Dele Alli in the near future.
Daniel Levy would likely ask for a record fee if he did allow another one of the club’s prize assets to leave. But if Spurs are hoping to be considered one of Europe’s top clubs, they must do all they can to retain their best players.