In the latest instalment of Profit Players, we take a look at Dele Alli’s transfer from MK Dons to Tottenham Hotspur and how far his value has risen since.
When Tottenham Hotspur signed an 18-year-old Dele Alli in 2015 from MK Dons for £5m, as reported by BBC Sport, there will likely have been some who were shocked by the price tag being paid for a League One player.
However, fast forward to the present day, 182 Tottenham Hotspur appearances and 37 England caps later, he is now worth £81m, according to Transfermarkt, meaning his value has seen an increase of 1,520%.
The attacking midfielder had problems with injury last season, as he was unavailable for 22 games, but there is no doubting that his original price can be looked back upon as a steal when it is considered what he is now worth.
Considering his battle with injuries, the best season to look at to get a sense of what he can offer is the 2017/18 campaign, in which Alli started 34 Premier League games, coming on as a substitute twice, scoring nine goals and assisting 10, as per WhoScored.
In addition, he also got two goals and four assists in five Champions League matches that campaign, while making 2.4 key passes and 2.4 dribbles per game.
What is perhaps the most encouraging sign for Spurs, is that Alli is still only 23-years-old, meaning there is room for him to grow as a player, becoming an even more integral part of the side, which would consequentially see his value rise even further.
Whatever way you look at this, signing Alli for that price was a masterstroke, which represents brilliant value for the club.
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