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‘He’s got better and better’ – Roy Keane wowed by Argentina star Tottenham want to sign

Roy Keane has claimed that Tottenham transfer target Alexis Mac Allister has got ‘better and better’ at the Qatar World Cup for Argentina, writes the HITC.

The Manchester United legend added that the Brighton star is doing what the mordern-day midfielder doesn’t do enough and that’s making attacking off-the-ball runs, as he compared him with England’s teenage star, Jude Bellingham.

Whilst Bellingham is back in Germany and in Dortmund after England were booted out of the tournament by France, it’s a place in the final for Mac Allister and Argentina, against the current holders.

Only a few weeks ago, the South American giants were losing their opening game to Saudi Arabia, with Mac Allister sat on the bench.

But, since then, he has been brought into the fold, started every game, scored his first international goal against Poland and impressed a certain Roy Keane, as he told ITV Sport.

“What I like about him, and people think this is easy (making runs into the box), but it’s all about the timing,” said Keane. “But it’s like he is drifting in there.

“We see him do this, week in and week out. Again, nobody is picking him up. He is just wandering in there. Getting himself in the right positions. Just reading the game well.

“I keep using that word. It’s about footballing intelligence. He knows where the ball is going to go. He is still new to international football.

“We love to see this. We were praising Bellingham earlier in the tournament for this type of play. We don’t see that from the modern midfielder anymore (making forward runs off the ball). Everyone wants touches on the ball. But he is growing in confidence. Showing his quality. He has just got better and better as the tournament has gone on.”

Antonio Conte will be looking to elevate his squad even further after a mixed start to the season that has them positioned fourth, but the performances have, at times, told a different story.

The midfield pairing of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur have faired very well, especially the latter who has probably been his side’s best player this season, whilst Yves Bissouma has taken time to settle in.