Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticized Premier league giants for failing to sign Dele Alli.
The former Tottenham manager claims the England youngster deserves all the praises he has gotten.
The 19 year old was plying his trade in Sky bet league one for MK dons before Tottenham snapped him up but the midfielder is now becoming a key member of the Tottenham squad.
The midfielder featured for the England national side on Tuesday in a friendly against France scoring his first international goal.
Redknapp believes Alli’s value has increased since moving to White Hart Lane and slams other clubs for making it so easy for the North London club to sign the youngster.
“There are people who don’t want to hype him up or say it is too early to see his quality at the highest level but anybody who watched that game could see he is a superb talent – tenacious in the tackle, excellent on the ball and all capped off with a top attitude,” he told the London Evening Standard.
“It would be interesting to see all the reports on Alli from the so-called good judges who work for the Premier League clubs. Tottenham paid £5million for him in the end, which is nothing. It is an amazing buy. He’s worth at least £20m now if not a lot more. And Spurs had a clear run at signing him!
“Why didn’t anybody else go for him? I bet if you went and asked these scouts or recruitment heads, they would trot out the line: ‘Oh, well I told the manager he was a top player but he didn’t want him.’ But in truth those reports must have been full of negatives.”
Tottenham signed Alli in January on a five and a half year deal before sending him back to MK Dons for the remainder of last season.