Swansea City boss Paul Clement says Dele Alli is good enough to play for Real Madrid

Swansea City manager Paul Clement says that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is good enough to play for Real Madrid in the future, according to the Daily Star.

The two teams meet in a crucial Premier League clash on Wednesday night, with the Swans looking to boost their survival hopes and Spurs still harbouring title aspirations after closing the gap on leaders Chelsea to just seven points over the weekend.

Alli has scored 14 top flight goals in 27 appearances, as well as picking up three assists, this term and has become a key player for England despite being just 20 years of age.

Clement has been impressed with his form and the 44-year-old, who was a coach at the Bernabeu when Carlo Ancelotti was manager, said: “Why can’t he make the step up? He’s still so young.

“All the best players get linked with Real Madrid, Eden Hazard is another one who is being linked at the moment.

“Like any player, the more consistent you are, and you’re challenging at the top, then you’re going to be of interest to arguably bigger clubs.”

Clement will hope that his defence can keep the midfielder – who has netted two goals in his last three Premier League appearances – quiet at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.