Dele’s parents in legal fight over his MK Dons contract
AFP LONDON: Tottenham and England star Dele Alli goes into the international week with a family dispute gathering momentum.
Alli’s parents Denise and Kehinde, who split when Dele was three, are pursuing legal action because neither of them signed his first professional forms with MK Dons as a 16-year-old, allegedly in breach of regulations.
Since the age of 13, Alli has lived with Alan and Sally Hickford — parents of Harry Hickford, another MK Dons academy player.
Alli considers Alan and Sally his mum and dad, but they have never officially adopted him.
The Hickfords’ signatures are on Alli’s MK Dons contract but their status at the time — only the homeowners of his digs by the letter of the law — is the loophole being exploited by his parents.
Denise and Kehinde are estranged from Alli to the extent he took the family surname off his Tottenham shirt at the start of the season.
Alli, who is expected to feature for England against Germany and Lithuania this week, has already had to cope with his parents complaining that he wants nothing to do with them, despite the fact it is believed he gives them money. Daily Mail
Tottenham’s Dele Alli scores their second goal from the penalty spot in their Premier League match against Southampton at White Hart Lane on Sunday.