Tottenham attacker Dele Alli has not ruled out a move overseas but insists he is not getting 'carried away' by what might potentially happen in the future. Alli, 21, has been in wondrous form for Mauricio Pochettino's men this season, plundering 21 goals in all competitions, and has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.
His exploits at White Hart Lane have predictably attracted interest from some of Europe's elite, with Madrid believed to considering a world-record bid for the England international. Alli, valued at £100m by former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, is not giving credence the speculation that swirls around him but says that 'anything can happen'.
"It's important you enjoy the journey, whether I end up at Tottenham for the next 15 years and retire here," Alli told Sky Sports. "I think it's important for me not to get too carried away by what will happen in the future. The way football is, anything can happen at any time. I will enjoy my time here now... who knows what will happen in the future?"
Alli has been pivotal to Tottenham's marvellous progress this season, but he feels the Lilywhites' campaign is now tinged with disappointment, due to Chelsea winning the Premier League. Despite their fruitful but trophyless campaign, the former MK Dons star thinks he and the rest of his teammates should be proud of the strides they have made this season.
"It's a strange one," the Tottenham starlet added. "It's disappointing but at the same time we can't forget how well we've done as a team. We have definitely improved on last year but after the game against West Ham, everything before gets forgotten. It's important we don't forget about what happened and how far we've come.
"We have definitely improved as a team and are progressing. We did really well to get it down, at one point I think Chelsea were 14 points away from us, and we took it down to four points. It was one of the worst atmospheres I've been in after the game [West Ham United] in the changing room, everyone was so disappointed."