SPURS ace Dele Alli is flying his model ex-girlfriend Ruby Mae to Spain for the Champions League Final after telling her she was his “lucky charm” ahead of their crunch tie with Liverpool.
The star midfielder and the stunning brunette, both 23, split in January after two and a half years together.
But pals said Dele is keen to win Ruby back and thinks her presence at the Wanda Metropolitano, in Madrid, tonight will help Tottenham lift the trophy for the first time ever in history.
A source said: “Dele’s totally focussed on the game but wanted to have Ruby there in the stadium watching. Tonight is the biggest game of his life and Dele wants to make Ruby proud by going out and helping lead the team to a win over Liverpool.
“He’s chartered a private jet to fly her out with his friends and family and has said she’s his lucky charm. Off the pitch, he’s been trying to win Ruby back and is keen to start up their relationship. For now though, the match is his main focus and what he’s totally focussed on winning.”
When Dele ended his romance with Leicester born model Ruby he told pals he wanted to play the field. But just five months on, Dele has made a U-turn and is now trying to win her back.
The source added: “Ruby and Dele were great together and their friends are hoping they can work things out. Ruby will always support Dele and is proud of how far him and the team have come.”
Dele is expected to start tonight but there are still doubts about whether he’ll be joined by striker Harry Kane.
England captain Harry was forced to sit out crucial games in Spurs’ Champions League campaign after suffering “significant lateral ligament” damage to his left ankle when he slipped in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on April 9.
Earlier this week, Harry said he felt “good and ready” but admitted he wouldn’t know whether he’d start against Liverpool until Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino makes his decision today.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won’t be giving the North London team an easy ride however.
He said before the game: “If we are really at our absolute top level then we are a difficult team to play against, but we know Tottenham are as well. In Germany we have a saying: ‘All the best things come in threes.’
“At Mainz, I missed promotion twice and we got promoted in the third season. We hope that will repeat itself for the Champions League.”
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