“His energy, you smell the energy, his charisma it’s amazing. Ronaldinho at Paris St Germain was similar. And it’s similar in this way with Dele. People love him in this way. When you add the charisma to the talent, that’s what makes a special player.”

Daniel Levy is no stranger to deadline day drama – Harry Redknapp once exclaimed that transfer deadline day is when Levy “is in his element.” In a deal that looks set to go down to the wire, Alli will be hoping that Levy manages to live up to his legend once more and finds a way for him to end his Tottenham nightmare.