Nuno Espirito Santo plotting to use midfielder as striker for Tottenham Hotspur

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According to recent reports, new Tottenham Hotspur manager Nuno Espirito Santo is considering using midfielder Dele Alli as a striker as opposed to a midfielder when the new season kicks off next month.

That’s according to a recent report from Eurosport, who claims the Portuguese tactician is hoping to field two strikers with one being English midfielder Dele.

Dele, 25, joined Tottenham Hotspur all the way back in 2015 following a move from MK Dons.

Since his arrival in London, the technically gifted midfielder has gone on to feature in 251 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 125 goals, along the way.

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Despite being one of the club’s stand out performers in previous seasons, the most recent campaign under then-boss Jose Mourinho saw Dele’s future at the club thrown seriously into doubt.

Having been named to start in just seven Premier League matches last season under Mourinho, Dele saw his name linked with a transfer away from the club he has spent the last six years with.

However, according to Eurosport, the 25-year-old has now moved on from last season’s snub and will focus his attention on being a success under Santo.

With that being said – if the outlet’s report is anything to go by, Dele may be forced to undertake a new role within the squad.

How do you think the English midfielder will fare? – Let us know in the comments.

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  1. That would certainly fix Dele’s problem of not tracking back. I wonder if it will work.. Sounds interesting.

    1. They have been trying to turn him into a #10 for 5 years, so what the big deal. It would now be left up to the formation. 4321 means it does not matter on the offense, it is what that body does on the defense. Dele has not been in the midfield so long, it will not make a different to call a a striker or #10

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