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Zinedine Zidane Rejected Chance To Sign Dele Alli Because Of Comments He Made In 2017

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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.

With Tottenham Hotspur on the verge of signing Sergio Reguilon permanently, and Gareth Bale on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, the two clubs have been in constant discussions.

However, one part of the discussions was the option of Dele Alli going the other way, joining Madrid on a season-long loan. But Zinedine Zidane rejected it.

The reason, because of comments the Englishman made back in 2017.

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:

"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.

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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Topics: Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Premier League, gareth bale, Dele Alli, Real Madrid, La Liga

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