Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been praised by reported Spurs target Eberechi Eze, in conversation with the Beautiful Game Podcast.
The Queens Park Rangers prodigy has developed into an outstanding player over the past few years.
This season, Eze claimed an impressive 12 goals and eight assists in 39 Championship games prior to the league’s suspension.
Tottenham are said to have been tracking the 21-year-old for some time and are increasingly interested in making a move, with Spurs scout Brian Carey present to see Eze star in QPR’s 3-1 win at Preston in March, according to The Sun.
Spurs previously struck gold when bringing a player from the Football League to North London, with Alli plucked from MK Dons in 2015 and going on to become a regular for the Lilywhites and for England.
“He’s shown that it’s possible to go from lower league and fit right in and even become more than what people expected you to be,” Eze – believed to have a £20million price tag – told the Beautiful Game Podcast.
“When you look at guys like that, just like Raheem [Sterling] and [Jadon] Sancho, you appreciate what they’ve done and you look at them and it’s a round of applause to you because they’ve actually done it.”
Eze has clearly shown that he is a cut above with his exhilarating displays for QPR and impressive goal and assist tally, and all at the age of just 21.
With QPR facing a battle to make it into the Championship playoffs once the season resumes, he may well decide it’s time for a step up in the summer, and given his ambition to play at the highest level, Spurs wouldn’t be a bad option by any means.