Dele Alli,the young Tottenham player who burst onto the scene with super goals and assists has endeared himself further to the White Hart lane family.Tottenham star and England International Dele Alli has said he will never ever play for rival club Arsenal. Alli who blew kisses to the Spurs fans after opening the scoring in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Manchester United revealed there is no love lost when it comes to his feelings towards Arsene Wenger's men.
|Dele Alli goal for England.|
When asked by Copa90 what he would do if he was given the choice of playing for Arsenal or ending his professional careeer, he replied dismissively
'I'm hanging my boots up'.
Dele's biography has been nothing short of a stuff of fairy tales.A year ago he was playing for MK Dons in the lower leagues.Now he is close to winning the champions leage,he is an England regular and could be going to the 2016 European Championships.
|Dele Alli as a young footballer.|
So she handed Dele over to a couple who the footballer now calls his adoptive parents.
She agreed he could move six miles away to live with close pal and fellow footballer Harry Hickford, now 20, and his parents, building company boss Alan and his wife Sally.
|Dele Alli mother Denise.|
Now mum-of-four Denise says every time she watches 19-year-old Spurs ace Dele scoring for his club and country, she knows she made the right decision.
Fans have never before heard the truth about how Dele got to where he is today.
Fighting back tears, Denise told The Sun on Sunday: “I had to let him go to give him a better future.
“Emotionally, it was heartbreaking but it was the right thing to do.
The midfielder’s adoptive dad Alan runs Dele Alli Promotions, so stands to make a fortune
Denise admitted: “Perhaps deep down I felt some resentment towards Sally for bringing up my son.
“I’m still close to Dele. He’s helped me and his sisters financially and has lots of love to give. He’s a great son.
“He’s probably given us £4,000 over the past year or so.
“I got £600 this Christmas and the three children £500 each. Last year he gave me £200, the girls £80 each and his brother a TV and Xbox.
“He gave me £170 for Mother’s Day and helps me out with £50 here and there towards bills. I’d never ask him for a penny. He just offers to sort us out.
“He never discusses his salary but I heard it was £25,000 a week. Good on him.”
|Dele Alli and his Nigerian biological father Kenny.|
Speaking from his Houston home, Kenny said: “We have always had a good relationship and I’m his dad.
“I saw Dele during my trip to England last year and we often text and chat on the phone. I’m very proud of my son.”
Sally Hickford said last night: “We are so proud of Dele and want to let him enjoy his football.
“Dele lived with our family but, no, we never formally adopted him. We want to keep everything private.”
His biological dad Kenny is from Nigeria and Dele himself lived there for a short while in his younger days.