Dele Alli’s parents have cried out over his refusal to let them be a part of his life.
The Tottenham Hotspur star’s Nigerian father, Kehinde Alli, 47, and British mother, Denise, 53, made this known to Mirror UK on Monday.
They said the 20-year-old has refused to speak with them or visit home since he signed for Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons in February 2015.
Although Dele Alli earns £60,000 (app N30 million) weekly, his father is a multimillionaire businessman and both parents said they were not interested in his money.
Kehinde Alli said, “I just do not understand what we have done wrong.
“He refuses to speak to me and it feels like he’s been taken from us. But I won’t give up on getting him back.”
His mum, who was said to be in tears for most of the interview, added, “I’m a very miserable person because I get so sad that Dele is missing out on his family and we’re missing out on him.
Last season, Dele decided to remove his surname ” Alli” from the back of his jersey, saying he felt “no connection” to the name.
When contacted by the Mirror, the PFA Young Player of the Year for last season said he had no comment on the matter.