10 most valuable U-23 midfielders in the world
#1 Dele Alli (€40 million)
Two-time PFA young player of the season and part of the PFA team of the year, Dele Alli has had a stunning season so far for Tottenham Hotspur. Having scored an incredible 16 goals in the Premier League, Alli along with Kane and Eriksen have made Tottenham genuine title contenders.
Considered to be one of the best midfielders in world football at the moment, many pundits think Alli has overtaken Pogba as the midfielder to watch out for in the Premier League. Dele Alli has been so inspirational this season that Pochettino thinks that the Englishman could become as good as Neymar in the future.
Speaking to beIN sports, Pochettino said:
“I think Dele Alli has a personality completely different maybe to Neymar. I think he’s a special player too. I don’t know if he’s in this level yet but the potential will be like him or better.”
He added: “I think Dele is an unbelievable player, great player, still very young and his potential is massive and we’ll see what happens. He has the potential to improve a lot.”
With Barcelona and Real Madrid both reportedly interested in signing the youngster, Tottenham will have to fight desperately to keep their prized asset in North London next season.