According to recent reports, Leeds United have been handed a blow to their hopes of signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, in January.
The report by Leeds Live claimed that the club’s chances of signing “tentative” target Alli – whom former Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has referred to as an ‘unbelievable‘ player – have been left in tatters after The Guardian reported that Spurs are ‘reluctant to sanction a move’ for the 6 foot 2 midfielder in the January transfer window.
This comes following a report by The Telegraph, which, back in December, claimed that the £34.2 million-rated 22-year-old would be ‘granted a move’ away from the club ‘out of respect of his five-years service’ to the north London side.
Subsequently, Leeds were tipped to be in with a shout of landing the England international this month, however, it now appears that any hopes of a move have been dashed.
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Considering the fact that Alli is reported to earn £100,000 per week at Spurs, almost double the weekly wage of Leeds’ highest earner Rodrigo, it is questionable whether a move for the midfielder was ever really possible, from a financial point of view.
However, putting money aside, it now seems that no deal for Alli will be done this month by any club, so, should Marcelo Bielsa wish to strengthen his midfield options in the current market, he will have to look elsewhere.
In other Leeds news, the club have attempted to hijack a deal for a young defender, find out more here!
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