Po­chet­tino tells Alli to fo­cus on game not agents

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Football - By Matt Law

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino says Dele Alli must keep his fo­cus on his foot­ball as six of the sport’s big­gest agen­cies fight to sign him up.

Alli is split­ting with Rob Se­gal, the agent who took him to Tot­ten­ham from MK Dons, which has prompted a huge scram­ble for the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional.

His con­tract with Se­gal runs beyond this sea­son but Jorge Men­des and Mino Raiola have joined Stel­lar Group, Key Sports Man­age­ment, Wasserman and Base Soc­cer in want­ing Alli as a client. Harry Hick­ford, who Alli re­gards as a brother, is help­ing in the process and could yet man­age his af­fairs him­self.

Hav­ing served one of his three­game Cham­pi­ons League ban in mid­week, Alli is avail­able for to­day’s Pre­mier League clash against Swansea City and Po­chet­tino said: “His big is­sue must be to fo­cus on try­ing to im­prove and de­velop his game, to be bet­ter ev­ery day. That is my fo­cus, too, my big­gest is­sue.”

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