Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli’s parents, Mr. Kehinde Alli, and his former wife, British-born Denise, are pleading to the premiership star to have a re-think and accept them back into his life.
The ex-couple, who granted popular British tabloid, Mirror, interview lamented that the youngster has been spurning attempts by them to reunite with him.
“When he was about 13 Dele began training at MK Dons five days a week. So for convenience he began staying at his best friend’s house during the week, before coming home at weekends. It was hard to let him live away from home, but we didn’t have a car and I was finding it hard to get him to training myself.
“It has been said that I was suffering from alcoholism and I gave him up because I couldn’t look after him, but that is a lie. I wanted to give him the best chance of achieving his dream, but he was still my son and I was there for him whenever he needed me.
“He was never adopted by his friend’s parents – I would not have -allowed it. My kids are my world,” Denise was quoted as saying by Mirror.
Kehinde, a multi-millionaire businessman, who now lives in the US tells how the only thing missing in his life is his first-born son, and how he used to take care of him.
“Dele has apparently told his sister I was never there for him growing up, but I can’t understand that. He lived with me for years and I have always been there for him both emotionally and financially.
“Up until he was an adult I paid for every holiday he ever went on and all his costs. I bought him his first car when he passed his driving test. Now he is turning his back on the family who love him.
“I know some people will think we just want him for his money, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m very wealthy in my own right and I don’t need a penny from Dele.”