According to recent reports, Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has made a U-turn on his original decision not to sell Dele Alli in the current transfer window.
The report by RMC Sport claims that Spurs will ‘now consider’ the exit of Alli in the January transfer window, with Levy said to be open to the midfielder’s departure on the condition that he can ‘find a replacement’ for the £34.2 million-rated (Transfermarkt) 24-year-old.
RMC state that this marks progress in Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Alli, as the Spurs chairman has ‘long been inflexible’ to the idea of parting with the England international, however, is now ‘no longer as reluctant’ to a deal.
The report goes on to claim that Alli himself ‘pushed’ Levy to this change of heart, as the midfielder is ‘anxious to revive’ his career after playing just 74 minutes of Premier League football under Jose Mourinho so far this season.
Should Tottenham let Alli leave?
Transfer Tavern Take
Considering the fact that Alli is quite clearly not a part of Mourinho’s current first-team plans, a short term deal which would see the 24-year-old leave north London would appear to suit all parties.
Firstly, Tottenham would free up space in their squad, which could potentially allow them to make a signing of their own this month, as well as getting Alli’s reported wages of £100,000 per week off of their books.
Secondly, with the European Championships coming up this summer, regular playing time would provide Alli with the opportunity to stake a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, in which he has not featured since June of 2019.
Finally, the PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, would be welcoming a player whom he personally signed for Tottenham back in 2015, potentially allowing him to implement his style slightly more quickly on a squad he has recently taken over.
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