Today marks the day on which Dele Alli can now legally buy alcohol in the USA – but the Tottenham prodigy has long since come of age.
In his last appearance as a 20-year-old, Alli starred in Spurs’ 4-0 thrashing of Watford, the highlight of which was the midfielder’s brilliant long-range goal.
One statistic in particular has had people talking since the game, highlighting just how quickly Alli has settled into life in the Premier League since moving to White Hart Lane in a £5million deal from League One MK Dons.
With 40 combined goals and assists, Alli has been involved in as many Premier League goals before turning 21 as Frank Lampard (15), Steven Gerrard (13) and David Beckham (12) combined.
The England international may be operating in a slightly more advanced role than those players, but the figures remain staggering.
In fact, it is just one of a number of pertinent facts regarding Alli’s fledgling career.