The estranged sister of Tottenham star Dele Alli has begged the England midfielder to get back in touch with his family so they can all heal.
Alli doesn’t speak to his father Kehinde Alli and mum, Denise.
His elder sister Barbara Johnson has just posted on her Instagram page begging the Spurs man to get back in touch.
Posting a picture of the Mirror’s story with Alli’s parents, Barbara posted:
“What a heartbreaking story, hope you read this bro @delealli36.
“We all miss you and love you dearly, we are not after your money or your fame we just want our little #Delbot back, love you lots like jelly tots xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.”
Barbara’s Instagram page is fully dedicated to her brother, and is named ‘deleallisnumber1fan’.
Alli moved out of his family home aged 13 with his mother concerned the area they lived in could jeopardise his football career.
Mum Denise told the Sunday Mirror:
“I just do not understand what we have done wrong.
“He refuses to speak to me and it feels like he’s been taken from us. But I won’t give up on getting him back.
“I’m a very miserable person because I get so sad that Dele is missing out on his family and we’re missing out on him.
“I want to be able to hug him and let him know we all love him to bits.
“I’m not interested in his money, I’d love him the same if he worked in McDonald’s. We just want our son back.”
Dele, 20, is considered English football’s biggest rising star.
He won the prestigious PFA Young Player of the Year award at the end of last season and is now being linked with a mega-money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But while his career has rocketed since leaving home-town club Milton Keynes Dons, Dele’s relationship with his parents has completely broken down.
Neither of his parents has been able to see him since he signed for Tottenham in February 2015 – an estrangement which has not only broken their hearts but left them bewildered.
Dele Alli’s father Kehinde Alli, a multi-millionaire businessman, says the only thing missing in his life is his first-born son and he wants him back.
Dele was best man in 2006 at his father’s wedding to second wife Lola.