Dele Alli is an English footballer who plays in the central midfield position for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and the England national team. Previously sharing with the media his childhood was Steven Gerrard, Dele Alli has now been likened to the Liverpool legend due to his style of box-to-box play.
Showing a clear passion and natural talent for the game, Dele Alli was snapped up by local academy Milton Keynes Dons before other bigger clubs discovered the potential gem. Progressing through the youth ranks at MK Dons from 2007-2012, it wasn't long before Dele Alli was called upon for the prestigious first team squad at the tender age of just 16 years old. With Dele Alli's first touch in professional football being a classy back-heel, his star ability shone instantly and the midfield maestro became of increased importance in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons making 37 and 44 appearances respectively. After being included in the 2014/15 PFA Football League One Team of the Year, several giants of the Premier League declared their interest in the player however it was the North London club of Tottenham Hotspur FC that managed to prise MK Dons' starlet away from his childhood club in a deal worth £5 million.
Dele Alli opted for the switch to Spurs due to the increased likelihood of featuring within the first team regularly and this has come to fruition in the 2015/16 season seeing the player pose as a starting figure within the highly talented Tottenham side.
Posing as an integral part of the England youth sides from the U17's to the U21's, Dele Alli's move to Tottenham also saw a call from England manager Roy Hodgson asking for the player to be a member of the senior squads against Estonia and Lithuania in 2015.