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Dele Alli's Mum Gave Him Up at 13 to Save Him From the 'Hood Life'

Published on: 10 January 2016

​The mother of Tottenham starlet Dele Alli has given an emotional account of her son's childhood, and how she had to give him away to another family in order to ensure he had the best chance of realising his dream to become a footballer. 52-year-old Denise Alli talked to ​the Sun about her fears of drugs, robbery and gang culture influences, and how visits from social services helped her to decide that letting him go was the best option.  “I had to let him go to give him a better future,"...


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