Chelsea turned down the opportunity to sign wonderkid Dele Alli, according to The Sun.
Alli has been magnificent since joining Tottenham from MK Dons for £5 million, and it’s reported that Chelsea scouts regularly watched the 19-year-old last season.
The midfielder’s side were drawing 1-1 after 84 minutes against Crystal Palace on Saturday when he scored one of the goals of the season. He controlled the ball before flicking it over an opponent's head and volleying it home.
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His manager, Mauricio Pochettino, couldn’t think of enough superlatives to describe the strike: “Wonderful, amazing, great. That goal will be seen all over the world. He has shown the quality and what he’s capable of,” the Argentine said.
It was yet another example of his incredible talent, with the hot prospect has already notched six goals this campaign.
But Chelsea will be feeling increasingly embarrassed with their decision to snub Alli after they decided that the youngsters that were already at Stamford Bridge were better than him.
One of those youngsters was Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has seen very little first-team action despite the Blues having a disastrous season.
Alli’s performances will surely land him a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad having made 21 Premier League appearances from a possible 23.
He has been instrumental in Spurs’ fantastic season which leaves them just five points behind table toppers Leicester City.