Following a recent development that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy will be working on a £25 million sale for Dele Alli (Football Insider), nearly half of his January price tag, pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor expects him to leave this summer.
Indeed, speaking in an interview with Football Insider on Wednesday evening, the same outlet who reported Alli’s price drop, Agbonlahor believes that Alli will ‘100%’ be leaving north London at the end of the season following this news.
Levy, according to the report, valued him at around £45m last year but has since changed his stance – with Tottenham apparently willing to offload him for just £25m.
Agbonlahor expects Alli exit from Tottenham
Reacting to this development, Agbonlahor believes his exit is now a certainty.
“I think he 100 per cent leaves,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider.
“It would suit both the player and the club. He’s not getting much game time, Mourinho doesn’t look like he’s having him.
“For £25million, there will be a lot of clubs after Dele Alli. I just hope he gets the move he deserves.
“There will be a lot of clubs looking to sign him.
“His next club will get the best out of him because he’ll be hungry when he leaves.”
Alli has been out of favour under manager Jose Mourinho for large spells of the campaign, with the Englishman barely making a league appearance over the first half of this season.
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That prompted a January transfer saga between the Lilywhites and Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted to sign Alli on loan, but no deal could be agreed without a replacement (Fabrizio Romano).
News that Levy is willing to offload Alli for less than the permanent fee wanted in January could be an indication that an exit this summer is extremely likely, as expected by Agbonlahor.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (via the Focus) called Alli an ‘outstanding player’ even despite his poor form but insisted he must do more, and only time will tell whether it will be with another club.
In other news: Alasdair Gold dropped a big Tottenham stadium naming rights update, find out more here.
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