Man Utd legend claims Dele ‘has put himself in the shop window’ after display

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Rio Ferdinand has said that Dele Alli’s performance in Tottenham’s 4-0 win against Wolfsberger has ensured that interested clubs will be after the midfielder at the end of the season.

Dele has struggled to get into Tottenham’s starting eleven so far this season but the midfielder has been getting a lot more minutes under his belt since returning from his tendon injury.

The 24-year-old was handed another start by Jose Mourinho against Wolfsberger yesterday and he certainly looked like he was on a mission to prove a point to the Spurs boss.

He scored a brilliant overhead kick to open the scoring for the home side and then set up Tottenham’s second and third goals for Carlos Vinicius and Gaeth Bale respectively.

Mourinho was all-praise for the England international’s all-round performance and he was certainly not alone, with the BT Sport pundits also raving about his display.

When asked about Alli’s showing, Ferdinand told BT Sport (as relayed by The Daily Mail): “He’s been waiting for that and Dele has put himself in the shop window.”

Peter Crouch also raved about Dele and claimed that the midfielder seemed like he has his swagger back.

The former Tottenham striker said: “What I saw from Dele today was magnificent. You can only beat what’s in front of you and I thought he was first-class and had a bit of a swagger back.

“He set-up two goals and scored an absolute worldie, you can’t ask for more really.

“I don’t know what’s going on this season but for him to have been left out of nine squads, not even making the bench.

“We know he’s got ability and tonight he’s proved that. These (Wolfsberger) aren’t great but he was magnificent. He was involved in everything good Spurs did.”

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The most pleasing part of Alli’s display was not his goals and assists but his general body language. He was willing to take risks and looked like he was determined to prove a point. Hopefully, this is the start of a revival for the 24-year-old at Spurs and there would be no need for him to look for an exit in the summer.

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