Dream come true for Dele
02 February 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Dele Alli says it’s a 'dream come true' to join Spurs.
The young midfielder has signed for us from MK Dons and will now return to Milton Keynes on loan for the rest of the season.
Dele’s performances in central midfield have caught the eye with 12 goals in 27 appearances in MK’s challenge for the League One title.
The England youth international also played a key role in one of the biggest cup shocks in recent years as MK beat Manchester United 4-0 in the second round of the Capital One Cup in August.
“It’s a massive club and I’m really happy to be here,” said Dele. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the lads and getting to work with the manager. It’s a dream come true.
“I like the way the manager has been working, developing the youth and bring a lot of young players in. I wanted to come to a club where the manager puts a lot of trust into young players.
“I’d love to play for Spurs and play at White Hart Lane. It won’t be easy and I’ll have fight for my place in the team but I’ll work hard to do that.”
As for his season at MK, Dele told us that he was determined to bring more goals into his game – it’s so far, so good on that front.
“Last season I scored seven goals and this season it’s something I’ve looked to bring into my game, to get more goals from central midfield, to get forward more and get more assists as well.
“It’s been a good season for us as a team, we’re playing well and we’re second at the moment. It’s a tight league and the top three are really fighting for it.
“We’ve a big game on Saturday against Bristol City so we’re all looking forward to that and the challenge of trying to get promoted.”
Meanwhile, Dele has enjoyed his first look around our world-class training facility at Hotspur Way. “I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m looking forward to making this my home.”