One of Dele Alli’s family members dismissed claims that the player was adopted at a young age. Alli has said the same in his recent tell-all interview with Gary Neville on The Overlap show recently.
The Englishman, who previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, said:
“Twelve, I was adopted and from then, it was like – I was adopted by an amazing family like I said, I couldn’t have asked for better people to do what they’d done for me. If God created people, it was them.”
However, one of his family members has now rejected the claim. He said that Alli was never adopted, and the player attended one of the best schools in Nigeria at the age of seven. Speaking to OJBSPORT, the family member said:
“Dele was never adopted by anyone. At age seven, Dele attended one of the best schools in Lagos, Nigeria. He was never sent to Africa for discipline. That’s a blatant lie. He had a driver that picked him daily from school.”
He added that Dele Alli has been ‘brainwashed’: The family member also vowed to provide photographs from Alli’s childhood that carry all the proof. He said:
“We have all the documents and pictures of Dele with his dad from when he was born as a kid. Dele has been brainwashed.”