Tottenham are by far and away a wholly different outfit to the last time Real Madrid came calling for one of their top stars. But, reports from Spain tentatively suggest Los Blancos are toying with the idea of making a move for Spurs sensation Dele Alli. Much to the annoyance to the Spurs fans propping up the bar this evening.
The England international has been one of the subplots of the season after taking to life in the top tier with ease following a move from MK Dons.
Such is the nature of his stunning form at White Hart Lane, Spanish daily Marca have mooted the idea of him moving to the Santiago Bernabeu by running a pole as to whether or not the 20-year old would be a good fit.
While clearly it isn’t groundbreaking news, it is a familiar tactic from a publication so closely tied with the La Liga juggernauts, often acting as their mouthpiece.
Similar surveys have been run prior to moves for Gareth Bale, David Beckham, Michael Owen and Cristiano Ronaldo – all deals that became protracted sagas.
Is it far too early to be considering Alli for Real Madrid? Where would he even fit in? Will he be at Spurs for years to come?