Zinedine Zidane Rejected Chance To Sign Dele Alli Because Of Comments He Made In 2017
By Mike Parrott
Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid has rejected the chance to acquire Dele Alli on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. The French manager reportedly rejected Alli over comments he made back in 2017.
The reason, because of comments the Englishman made back in 2017.
At his best, Dele Alli's ability to bring the ball out of the air for a finish is unmatched in world football. pic.twitter.com/0SShWPMSGr
- TheICTZone (@theictzone) September 15, 2020
According to Spanish publication AS, Zidane vetoed the move after he was left furious by Alli's comments in 2017 that he 'should've scored a hat-trick' in Spurs' 3-1 win over Real in the UEFA Champions League.
Alli scored in the group-stage win for Mauricio Pochettino's side, which saw Tottenham beat Madrid at Wembley. After the match, Alli insisted that he should have had three goals to his name, saying:
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"I'm disappointed I didn't get the hat-trick to be honest. I had an easy chance at the end from a great ball in by Kieran [Trippier]."
The report claims Zidane resented Alli's comments, claiming his brace was not that impressive, with one of the goals deemed offside and the other a deflection.
"I think Dele Alli was built up to a level that he wasn't really at."
"What we're seeing now is where he really is."
"I'm not entirely sure there will be a huge queue of people wanting to pay what Spurs want."@SJOpinion10 isn't sure where Dele Alli would go if he left #THFC. pic.twitter.com/06x4iJv7Ie
- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 17, 2020
The wages of Alli were also seen as a deterrent with the Englishman earning £100,000-a-week.
Madrid will save up to £15 million this season with Tottenham agreeing to pay half of Bale's wages with the Spanish side looking to buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG next summer.
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