Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is a member of Nigerian royalty.

Proud dad Kenny, 46, has revealed that the rising star would receive a ‘presidential welcome’ should he return to Nigeria — and how the youngster is a prince through birth.

Houston-based Alli is part of the Yoruba tribe who make up just over 20 per cent of Nigeria’s total population.

He told the Daily Star: “If Dele went back to Nigeria now it would be crazy.

“He would have a presidential welcome wherever he goes.

“Everybody watches him play and is proud of him. It opens every door for him being a prince. He can talk to our prime minister and the president if he wants to.”

Kenny added: “I knew the best place for him was here in the UK.

“I have always been in his life. There has never been a time when I have not been in his life.

“He calls me all the time. Sometimes he will call and say ‘did you watch that match?’. He is a family man.”

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