This article forms part of our Valuation Evaluation feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at the increase or decrease of a player’s Transfermarkt valuation and whether it is justified or not.
Considering the high standards he has set ever since bursting onto the Premier League scene, last season was not the best of campaigns for Dele Alli.
In 25 Premier League appearances, he scored just four goals and only managed to register three assists. This term, however, he has returned somewhere close to his best.
In 22 top-flight matches, the 23-year-old has found the back of the net on eight occasions and assisted four times. Beating his tallies from last season, it makes for good reading, especially considering the fact that it is still only March.
Bearing that in mind, it is a surprise to see Alli’s market valuation take a dip in the current campaign. According to Transfermarkt, having been £81m back in December, the attacking midfielder’s market valuation is now £72m.
How much is Dele Alli worth?
£70m or more
Less than £70m
It is still a lot of money, of course, but the fall in valuation just does not feel warranted. Alli has been one of Tottenham’s better performers this season, with the numbers above proving that. He has scored just one less league goal than Son Heung-min and double the amount Lucas Moura has fired in — and only the South Korean has registered more assists with seven (via WhoScored).
Taking 1.8 shots per game, the third most in the squad, and making one key pass a match, it is clear to see that Alli is still one of Spurs’ most dangerous players.
So taking that into account, as well as his age and what he accomplished as a key player under former manager Mauricio Pochettino (18 league goals in 2016/17) , you could not blame any Tottenham supporter for thinking that Alli is worth more than £72m in today’s market.
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