Manchester United are set to make a sensational £100 million move for Tottenham ace Dele Alli, according to former agent Vincent Rodriguez.
Alli has been a huge success since signing from MK Dons, playing a key role in Spurs’ title challenge last season and repeating that form again this year with Mauricio Pochettino’s side once again flying high in the Premier League.
Rodriguez, who has reportedly worked with super-agent Jorge Mendes previously, claims the Red Devils have been watching the England international and are ready to spend big.
“Manchester United have been vigorously scouting Dele Alli for 6 months,” Rodriguez reportedly said.
“The club have ID’d him as their No.1 target. Spurs want £100m.”
The Daily Star claim that Manchester United are not alone in wanting Alli, with PSG and Real Madrid also keen on the playmaker.
There is no doubt that Alli is one of the hottest properties in the Premier League after some inspirational displays for Spurs.
Still just 20, Alli has already improved on last season’s goal tally, bagging his 13th of the season in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad.
United, meanwhile, have struggled for goals this season despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brilliance up front as the lone striker.
The Swede has 19 for the season in all competitions but the next best is Juan Mata a distant second with seven goals while Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all have six.
Should United indeed make their move for Alli, there is no doubting he would bring goals to a side that has looked far from clinical this season, despite creating plenty of chances.
Alli’s drive and range of passing are formidable and he is also versatile enough to play in a range of positions, having featured for Spurs in midfield, as part of an attacking three behind a lone striker and even as a false nine.
The Englishman signed a new six-year deal at Spurs back in September, his second new deal in nine months, although Pochettino has said recently the club would not be offering to improve his deal again despite rumoured interest from clubs around Europe.