Within the operation of the transfer of Sergio Reguilón and Gareth Bale to Tottenham, from London The possible arrival of Dele Alli to the Madrid team was leaked, something that was immediately rejected from the highest Madrid authorities. The idea, filtered by the English press, calibrated that Madrid took over the English player on loan, paying him the full amount of his salary, while Bale headed to the English capital also on loan, but the London team only paid the loan. half of the Welshman’s salary. The plan was nonsense for the white club.
To get started, the high salary of the English attacker It would break the club’s idea of stocking up with liquidity to attempt the assault on its great goal in the summer of 2021: Kylian Mbappé. Dele Alli has a salary of about ten and a half million euros. Bale charges about 17 million clean: it would be practically equal to the salary of the Welshman. What the white group wants is to free up the salary mass to begin to make economic accounts to balance their balance sheets. The main objective is Mbappé and for this all the plans are focused.
Zidane is not amused either by the arrival of the English footballer to the white squad: do not forget the contempt he did to Madrid in 2017, when Tottenham beat Madrid at Wembley (3-1) on the fourth day of the 2017-18 Champions League. So, the English player achieved a double in what was the second serious goring of Zidane’s Madrid in Europe (the first was given by Wolfsburg days after the Whites defeated Barcelona at the Camp Nou in April 2016), and complained not having scored another goal: “I’m disappointed that I didn’t get the hat-trick, To be honest. I had a very good chance at the end on a Trippier ball. ” Those words annoyed the French coach: his first goal had to be canceled for offside; the second was the product of a rejection (his shot hit Ramos, misleading Kiko Casilla), and for more INRI, Madrid appeared on the English stage visibly conditioned by casualties (Keylor, Carvajal and Varane did not play). It was then that the rumor emerged that the whites were interested in the talented English player with a view to reinforcing the squad, either in the winter market or in the summer. Something that was not carried out either.
Alli is a player with a big poster in England. It is one of the great appearances of the Los Tres Leones jersey in the last five years. Pochettino always valued him positively, but in the documentary that is broadcast about the internal life of the group spur, a conversation he has with current Tottenham coach, José Mourinho, has become very popular. In it, the Portuguese coach comes to tell him that he has an irregular line: “You should demand more of yourself. Not me. Your”. And Madrid does not wait. Neither does Zidane … He trusts the players he has and thinks that there is no player who improves his. As he says and gets tired of repeating: “They are my players.” And with them he goes to death. He has just won the League and wants to repeat again. He knows that the end of a cycle is near and he must be the helm that leads that transition between veterans and novices. No experiments. No new elements.