Despite very few British players trying their luck abroad, there has been a recent trend of linking some of the more in-form English players with big moves to foreign clubs, normally Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Adam Lallana was one of them, while Dele Alli has been the most recent, with moves to the two aforementioned clubs touted by the English press.
The Tottenham midfielder, who started the comeback against Manchester City on Saturday evening with a point blank header from Kyle Walker’s cross, has been in great form in recent weeks, scoring eight goals and getting one assist in his last six Premier League games, and you can’t exactly blame other clubs for keeping an eye on his progress.
Invited by RMC Sport on Monday to talk about the weekend’s 2-2 draw and his mistakes in goal, Spurs captain Hugo Lloris was also asked about the young midfielder, as the French radio station mentioned the rumours linking him to Paris Saint-Germain.
He said: “He’ got something special. If he keeps the same mentality he currently has, this desire to always push his limits, to progress, he’ll have a big career.”
The 20-year-old, who signed for Spurs from MK Dons in February 2015 for just over £5.5m, burst onto the scene last season under Mauricio Pochettino with 10 goals and 11 assists in 46 appearances.
As for the current campaign, Alli now has 12 goals and five assists in 28 appearances.