during the close-season.
Alli has developed into one of Europe’s most
sought-after players since moving to White Hart Lane in 2015 and the
England international was recently crowned PFA Young Player of the Year
for the second season in succession.
The 21-year-old has been
heavily linked with Real Madrid in recent months, but Xavi believes City
will also be in the race for the midfielder due to Pep Guardiola’s
desire to bring in English talent.
“I speak with Pep, and I
know he thinks it is important to sign English players,” Xavi told The
“I am sure in the summer he will look also across Europe for players
to improve the squad, but also I expect him to look in the Premier
League as well.”
At the moment the best English player there is
and also one of the best in Europe is Dele Alli. We are looking at a
very special player.”Technically he is the sort of player that Pep
likes, the sort of player that suits the style of game that Pep likes
his teams to play.
“I am sure it is not going to be a player that
Tottenham will want to let go, but we know Manchester City have big