Dele Alli is off to an amazing start this season with Tottenham as once again he has proved even at a young age he can still be one of the most important players on one of England's best teams. Dele joined Tottenham Hotspur on February 2, 2015, for just five million (as goes the song). Dele has gone from "wonder boy" to one of the best players in the Premier League in a little less than two years, but how good is the Spurs Midfielder? And is he the best Under 21 player in the world?
By The Numbers
Firstly, last match's goal against Manchester City was Dele Alli's 21st goal in the Premier League in just 54 appearances. Dele has a season total of 11 goals so far this season which is more than Sergio Agüero and Eden Hazard. He has the most goals for any midfielder in the league and with every game seems more likely to climb in the Golden Boot race. His 11 goals are the most of any under 21 player in Europe's top five leagues. In Tottenham's team, Dele Alli has created 29 chances this season which is third on the team and also has the top shot accuracy for Tottenham players who have played more than ten matches this season. Dele is also just heating up as he has eight Premier League goals in just six games. With how well he and his teammates are doing, I see Dele getting 20 goals this season and if possible, get a back to back Young Player of the Year Award.
With Dele Alli outperforming not just players in his age group (in all positions) but Premier League midfielders who were bought for three to six times his transfer fee to Tottenham, it is not just fair to say, but it is correct to say that Dele Alli is the best Under 21 player in the world.
Fun Fact: Dele Alli has now scored more Premier League goals than Mesut Özil in 48 less games .
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