Dele Alli: Tottenham star named in top 10 best teenagers in world football

Alli just one of four English players in the top 50

Tom Sheen
Thursday 28 January 2016 13:53
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Budding Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli has been named as one of the 10 best players aged under 20 in the world in a survey by an Italian newspaper.

Alli, 19, was bought by Spurs for just £5million in the summer but after a meteoric rise under Mauricio Pochettino, is now considered one of the best young midfielders in Europe.

He may have only played half a season of top-flight football, but Alli already has four England caps and six Premier League goals.

The top 50 under-20 players in the world has been put together by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

Sadly for England fans, Alli is joined by just three other English players on the list, while there is a distinct lack of Premier League talent, with just eight players in total.

Scroll through our gallery to see the top 20 on the Gazzetta list plus British and Premier League players:

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