Our Tottenham Hotspurs fans here inside the Transfer Tavern are weighing up whether it would be a good move to offer star midfielder Dele Alli a new deal. While that may have sounded odd a year or so go, the punters propping up our bar haven’t been all too impressed with him this season. 

Alli hasn’t been the same player this season as many of regulars have been used to watching in the pub, however, in recent weeks his form has taken an upturn in fortunes, oddly during the transfer window…

Indeed, Daniel Levy and the board have a decision to make, do they offer one of England’s brightest stars a new deal to take him into the new stadium or do they cash in, similar to what they did with Gareth Bale a few seasons ago. Despite his dip in form, the former MK Dons youngster is always likely to command a huge transfer fee.

Levy has a reputation around his decisions to cash in on players at their highest valuation and bring in players on the best deal available, a reassuring thought for our local Lillywhites.

With that in mind, there’s been a lot of talk at the end of the bar in recent days over this, and our landlord takes a look at two possible reasons why Spurs shouldn’t offer Alli a new deal…