Harry Redknapp believes Dele Alli could be a “£120m signing” for Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur
Speaking to Sky Sports via HITC (h/t Football.London), Former Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp has said that Dele Alli could be a £120m signing for Antonio Conte if the new boss can get the best out of the midfielder.
The 25-year-old has had a tough time under Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo following his early promise. He was influential for Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino but faded towards the end of the Argentine’s reign.
Redknapp believes Conte will face tough times at Tottenham, but Alli could help him in overcoming it should the new manager be able to unlock the potential. The former West Ham United player added that the England international still has the potential to become world-class.
“Get Dele Alli playing. Find a key to him. That’s going to be a big challenge for him. If he gets him playing, then it’s going to be like having a new £120million signing because Dele Alli is a great talent.”
The FA Cup winner also suggests that the Englishman can be a new “£120million signing” for the Italian since the former Seria A coach is known to reignite the careers of many players.
“Conte’s proven that he can get the best out of forgotten players time and time again, and perhaps Alli may be someone he’ll look to improve in the long term.”
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The English club have struggled in front of goal despite having players like Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. It is further highlighted by a stat, that states Spurs had no shot on target for two hours and 16 minutes in their last two league games.
Alli could be crucial for Conte in getting the attack to click again, but time will tell what lies ahead.