Alli very happy at Tottenham, says Pochettino

Dele Alli is happy at Tottenham Hotspur, its manager Mauricio Pochettino has said, dismissing rumours linking the England star to Bayern Munich.


Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has scored 13 goals for his club this season.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Dele Alli is happy at White Hart Lane amid reports linking the England star to Bayern Munich. Alli has been a driving force of Spurs' Premier League title challenge this season, racking up 13 goals across 30 often-imposing and impressive displays in all competitions.

Such exploits are rumoured to have brought the attacking midfielder into focus for the Bundesliga champion, but Pochettino paid little mind to such talk three days on from the mid-season transfer window closing. "That [rumours] always happens when the players are good or when the coaching staff is good, when things are going well," he said ahead of Saturday's Premier League home match against Middlesbrough, where second-placed Spurs will aim to end a sequence of back-to-back draws.

"But he is very happy with us and Tottenham are creating a very good team and philosophy. He's enjoying his time here and there's no reason to be worried by that information."

Tottenham has a recent history of its leading lights departing to join Europe's elite, with Gareth Bale following Luka Modric to Real Madrid for a then world-record fee of GBP 85 million in 2013.

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