Tottenham’s Dele Alli says he would rather retire than play for Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli would rather retire than play for Arsenal.
The England international, aged 20, has established himself as a fan favourite at White Hart Lane in his debut season at the club. Alli was signed from MK Dons in January 2015, but only linked up with his new club last summer.
He has made a big impression in the Premier League with eight goals in 31 games.
Having been taken to the heart of the Spurs faithful, Alli has made it clear that he doesn’t consider crossing the north London divide to be an option. That became apparent when he was asked what he would do if he had a choice between ending his playing career of signing for the Gunners.
He told Copa 90 in a yet to be published video: “I’m hanging my boots up.”
Alli cost an initial £5m when Spurs signed him from MK Dons, but has already gone some way towards repaying that fee by helping the club to their current position of second in the Premier League table.