We can (almost) guarantee you didn’t know these facts about the Spurs prospect – he’s a very interesting lad indeed.
The speed of Dele Alli’s rise has been borderline ridiculous.
The lad who was playing for MK Dons a year ago was barely known when he first signed for Tottenham. Now he’s not just a regular in the Spurs midfield – he’s scoring wondergoals for his club side AND his national team.
As his latest effort – a beauty against Everton – has once again proven, there’s quite a lot of interest in the lad. A lot of people are now tipping him to be the next big thing for the Three Lions. You might even say that the nation is currently gripped with a serious case of Dele Alli fever.
With Alli fascinating so many fans at the moment, we’ve decided to dig around and learn a little more about him. We’ve found some lesser-known factoids about the Spurs starlet..
So, without further ado, here are 7 things you (almost certainly) didn’t know about Dele Alli.
His full name is actually Bamidele Alli. It’s ‘Dele’ for short.
Alli is actually a Liverpool fan – Steven Gerrard is his footballing icon.
He’s a very, very polite kid
Last year, former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu tried to persuade Dele to play his international football for Nigeria