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'He is the sort of player Pep likes' - Xavi tips Man City to make mega move for Alli

Goal.com logo Goal.com 25-04-2017

Xavi has tipped Pep Guardiola to try and lure Tottenham and England star Dele Alli to Manchester City in the summer.

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Alli, 21, was recently named PFA Young Player of the Year for the second season in the row after inspiring Spurs to another Premier League title challenge under Mauricio Pochettino.

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The all-action midfielder has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Tottenham so far this term, while also registering 11 assists.

City boss Guardiola has recently spoken about his admiration for English players, hinting he could focus on trying to sign a number of homegrown stars ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

And Xavi, who starred under Guardiola at Barcelona, believes Alli is the sort of player his old manager likes, fuelling speculation over a massive summer move.

“I speak with Pep, and I know he thinks it is important to sign English players,” Xavi told The Sun.

“I am sure in the summer he will look also across Europe for players to improve the squad, but also I expect him to look in the Premier League as well.

“At the moment the best English player there is and also one of the best in Europe is Dele Alli.

“We are looking at a very special player.

“Technically he is the sort of player that Pep likes, the sort of player that suits the style of game that Pep likes his teams to play.

“I am sure it is not going to be a player that Tottenham will want to let go, but we know Manchester City have big resources.”

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