Tottenham Hotspur have a number of talented young midfielders on their books at the moment, most of whom barely cost the club a penny.
The likes of Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp, George Marsh, Luke Amos, and Jack Roles have all come through the Tottenham academy, meaning Spurs didn’t have to pay a signing fee.
However, the young English midfielder with the biggest rise in recent years has to go down as Dele Alli.
Just four years ago, Alli was playing for MK Dons down in League One, before signing for Tottenham for what has proven to be a very shrewd £5m (BBC).
Alli was an instant success in a Spurs shirt, despite making that huge leap from League One to the Prem, scoring 10 goals in 46 games in his first season.
Dele followed this up with 22 goals in 50 games in the 2016/17 season and 14 goals in 50 appearances the season after.
However, Alli only managed seven goals in 38 games last time out, his worst return since joining Tottenham.
Despite this, CIES Football Observatory report that Alli’s valuation is now between €90 and €120. This means that Dele’s value may have risen from £5m to a whopping £106.55m in just four years.
Let’s hope that he is back to his best next season, reaching something close to those 22 goals he scored in his second campaign.
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