Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi earlier in the week allegedly claimed that Pep Guardiola appreciates Dele Alli as a player and that City are capable of signing him, an assertion Xavi has denied.
In his press conference on Tuesday, Spurs boss Pochettino branded Xavi an “enemy” who works for Guardiola and City.
However, the Man. City boss has timely intervened by pouring cold water on the matter.
“Mauricio Pochettino has to stay calm,” he told Sky Sports. “Dele Alli will be his player next season. I am pretty sure about that. We don’t want him.
“He is a fantastic player, good, new, English footballer. He’s a fighter. He’s good. He’s someone who attacks the box and is one of the most fantastic players I have ever seen in my life. But Manchester City doesn’t want Dele Alli.”
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