Former Spurs star Gary Mabbutt has suggested that Dele Alli could leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan in the January transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, the former England international, when asked if loan moves should be considered for the attacking midfield player, said that “those have to be considered at the right time” and added that Alli “wants to fight in training” in order to try and gain his spot back in the first team under Jose Mourinho.
Should Spurs let Alli leave on loan?
Mabbutt also said that Alli would “want to be a part of” the team that shot to the top of the table in the Premier League after a 2-0 home win versus Manchester City.
However, his playing time so far in the 2020/21 term has been quite limited, and so he may well have to go out on loan in January in order to play more regular first-team football and thus stake a claim to be in the England national squad for the Euros next summer.
Alli has not played much football
Alli has not played much football so far this season, racking up a mere seven games in all competitions without lasting the full 90 minutes in any of them (Transfermarkt).
A loan move away from the Lilywhites may suit the 24 year-old to just gain some confidence back, as he is very capable of reaching the highest level, with his ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino even branding him as a “beast” when he was in charge.
If he can find the sort of good form that he was on a couple of years ago either in north London or out on loan, it would be great for his club career and his international ambitions.
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