Tottenham supporters in the Transfer Tavern are relishing the remainder of the summer transfer window following the news that manager Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new long-term deal with the club.
The Argentine took over at the North London outfit back in 2014 after impressing in a short stint at Southampton, and he has since transformed Spurs into one of the best teams in the country following three successive top four finishes in the Premier League. And although the 46-year-old has yet to deliver a trophy in his four-year stint at the club, many of our resident Tottenham supporters are confident that he will be the man to do just that in the near future.
Subsequently, there are many excited and expectant Spurs fans in the Tavern at present, several of whom are likely to be interested by recent reports linking their club with a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
Leicester City, Manchester United, and Newcastle United are also thought to be keen on the £4.5 million-rated youngster (as per Transfermarkt), yet the incredible success had by Dele Alli under Pochettino should convince the 22-year-old of a move to Spurs.
Ultimately, Tottenham’s Alli has become one of the best attackers in the English top-flight since his move to Spurs back in 2015, with the 22-year-old being given the opportunity in the first team by Pochettino, and very much taking such opportunity with both hands.
The England international has scored 46 goals and laid on 41 assists in 146 appearances for the North Londoners in the last few years, and while many reckon that the 22-year-old endured a testing campaign this time round, he still finished the season with an impressive 14 goals and 17 assists in all competitions.
Thus, there is no doubt that Alli has enjoyed a quite sensational rise since his move to Tottenham to become an integral player for both club and country, and Pochettino deserves a lot of credit for that by giving him the chance in the first team, but also sticking by him when things were somewhat tougher at the rear end of last year.
And Alli’s rise from MK Dons in League One to a top Premier League player must be of interest to Grealish, who possesses a similar level of talent and potential.
The Villa attacker played a crucial part in helping Steve Bruce’s side reach the Championship play-off final this term with three goals and six assists for the Midlands giants, while he was arguably their best player at Wembley in defeat to Fulham in the showpiece last month.
Clearly, the 22-year-old has shown a level of maturity this season which has largely been unseen in his young career to date, and under Pochettino who has a proven track-record of developing young, English talent, he is surely going to flourish – he could be as good if not better than Alli in a few years’ time.
Thus, while they are genuine reasons for joining the other interested trio, Grealish must look at what Pochettino and Tottenham have done for Alli in the last few years to convince him of a move to North London.
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