Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in adding Dele Alli transfer guru Paul Mitchell to their backroom staff.

Dele Alli’s move to Tottenham and his subsequent impact on the Premier League has sent shockwaves around the whole footballing world. And the man behind the move, Paul Mitchell – the head of recruitment at Tottenham – is now on the radar of Manchester United and Manchester City, according to Manchester Evening News.

Paul Mitchell is currently on a gardening leave at Tottenham after tendering his resignation to the board. However, the 35-year-old has made a massive contribution to Tottenham’s current first-team setup during his tenure as head of recruitment at the club.

While he is credited with moves for Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Graziano Pelle during his time at Southampton, his first move at Tottenham was the addition of Dele Alli to the squad at White Hart Lane – a player who arrived in a £5 million deal from MK Dons and is now linked with world-record transfer moves.

Apart from Dele Alli, Mitchell was also behind moves for Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld, both of whom have been valuable to the setup and the latter has become one of the first names on the starting lineup in the centre of the defence alongside compatriot Jan Vertonghen.

Manchester United are interested in bringing Mitchell in and offer him a role similar to the one he had at Tottenham. Ed Woodward has done a remarkable job bringing the biggest of names to the club, all of whom have had huge impacts commercially but a majority of them have failed to do the same on the pitch.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are interested to offer Mitchell a more global role with respect to recruitment. Although, the Eithad sources have insisted that they are not interested in securing Mitchell’s signature.

The 35-year-old, though, is not bereft of offers, with Paris Saint-Germain, Celtic and Rangers all showing interest in the former Southampton man.

Manchester United, in particular, would love the addition of a backroom key man like Mitchell, which would ease the pressure on Ed Woodward, who has been in-charge of transfer operations till date.

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