Spurs fans here in the Tavern are growing in concern as their star man has caught the attention of the World’s greatest.
Tottenham Hotspur have caught the eyes of everyone this season, as their continued rise in form has got many fans dreaming of trophy success.
A Champions League rise that has taken many by surprise, with an inspired squad recently downing Spanish giants Real Madrid. So with first spot in the Champions League looking to be confirmed, who’s to say this Spurs team can’t go all the way?
However, with success comes attention, which will not always be healthy for a side in full flight.
Not many people can say that they’ve caught the attention of the world’s best Lionel Messi, but rising star Dele Alli can reportedly be added to that list, after Spanish website Don Balon claimed that the Argentinian wants Real Madrid to sign Alli from Spurs. Having scored a brace against their biggest rivals in the shape of Los Blancos in recent weeks, it looks as if this attracted some big attention.
But with Messi calling, can you reject that?
All of this came about after Barcelona were keen to see the back of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, as he struggles for game time under Ernesto Valverde.
Having been linked with Philippe Coutinho in the summer, it looks as if the clubs attention has turned to the Spurs attacker with Messi influencing things at the top.
So with Barcelona looking eager, here’s THREE reasons as to why Messi would want him at the club…