Birmingham City are attempting to secure the loan services of Dele Alli from Tottenham following his move from MK Dons, according to media reports.
The midfielder was signed by Spurs in January and immediately loaned back to the club where he was taken on as a trainee. He continued to remain in the team making a further 12 appearances scoring 4 goals.
The jump from League One to the Premier League may be considered a stretch too far for the young man and it is preferred that he take a crack at the Championship first.
The summer transfer window will no doubt see many changes for every squad as clubs and managers are far more willing to entertain offers than they are in the corresponding window that takes place in January.
Birmingham are expecting to have some money to operate in the transfer window this season, but this is not to say they will not utilise the loan market again.
Rowett has already proven he has an eye for talent having brought in several successful loan spells during last season.
Dele Alli started his career in London with MK Dons, having been born in the area. He went on to make 52 league appearances before catching the eye of Spurs, who purchased him for £5 million in January.
The youngster is a tall presence in midfield and certainly has the nack to grab a few goals for his troubles. He finished at the Dons second highest scorer, helping them gain promotion.
Instead of him remaining at Dons and possibly partaking in a relegation battle in their first season, although sometimes theres exceptions to that, Spurs may see a club like Birmingham as a more stable environment for the player to develop before moving to the Premier League.
Be sure to watch below as Alli gets on the score sheet in the Sky Bet League One match against Leyton Orient. His goal is the final one scored. You may also notice former loanee Rob Hall bagging a hatrick
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