Darren Anderton: Alli a ‘freak of a talent’

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Darren Anderton believes Dele Alli is already up there with the Premier League’s greatest midfielders of all time, namely Liverpool and Manchester United legends Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes.

The 21-year-old has been nothing short of phenomenal since arriving at White Hart Lane from MK Dons, going on to notch up 27 goals and 14 assists in 66 top flight appearances for the Lilywhites – a level of form that has seen the north London club compete for the last two Premier League titles.

The title may prove to be beyond Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season but they have a huge game to look forward to this weekend, as Manchester United come to town for the final competitive fixture at White Hart Lane.

Ahead of Sunday’s huge clash, former Spurs star Darren Anderton has been speaking exclusively to 888Sport and discussing Alli’s impact on not only Tottenham’s first-team but the game in general.

Asked how he compares to iconic England midfielders Gerrard and Scholes, Anderton replied; “I’ve got to say that I loved Stevie G as a player and Scholesy but Dele Alli for his age is just a freak of a talent. I love his arrogance on the pitch, how clever he is into finding the positions that he does and his willingness to try everything. He is a real joy to watch.”

The former 30-cap international continued; “Let’s not put any ideas into Daniel Levy’s mind but who knows what Dele Alli would cost now. I don’t think you could put a price on him. He’s that good and that young and for me he does it all. People talk about his temperament but you can’t really take that away from him, that’s his edge. I think he’s actually curbed that as well this season and so what can you say that he’s done badly this season? He has done it all.”

Read the full 888sport interview with Darren Anderton, including his thoughts on how to turn Tottenham into Champions next season

 


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