Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Dele Alli is ‘ready to leave’ Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
Speaking to Give Me Sport, the Italian football journalist and transfer guru was asked if he could see the attacking midfield player leaving Spurs in this month’s window to join his former boss in Mauricio Pochettino at PSG or another club, to which he said:
“Dele Alli wants to leave, Dele Alli wants to play, but it’s not that wants to leave Tottenham just because of Tottenham, he loves the club. He loved the atmosphere, he loved the fans, obviously but he wants to leave because he wants to play he needs to play and that’s why his agent is working with some clubs interested.”
Romano added: “Pay attention to Paris Saint-Germain I would say yes, because Pochettino has a special relationship with the player, so it can be an option. At the moment, there is nothing advanced with Paris Saint-Germain. So to be honest, Paris Saint-Germain are still waiting and as we say, they are focusing on Mbappe and Neymar’s contracts, but for sure, if Dele Alli will have a chance to leave the club in January, Paris Saint-Germain can be one of the clubs interested.
“I think next week will be important for Dele Alli to understand if he’s leaving or not, but for sure Paris Saint-Germain can be an option because of Pochettino and I have to tell you, if Pochettino can choose between Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, two amazing players he had with him at Tottenham and they are ready to leave their clubs in this January, he would prefer that Dele Alli over Christian Eriksen.”
Alli needs to leave Spurs
Alli needs to leave the North London club, whether that would be on a loan deal or even a permanent move, in order to try and reignite his footballing career.
Should Spurs let Alli leave on loan?
The 24 year-old has only played in a mere 11 games over all competitions so far in the 2020/21 season, and has not yet completed a full 90 minutes (Transfermarkt).
Also, he may want to get some more minutes under his belt if he has any ambition of breaking into England’s Euros squad for the summer under Gareth Southgate, and it does not look like he will get much playing time under Jose Mourinho judging by the first half of the term.
Nonetheless, Romano clearly thinks that a move to the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League finalists for Alli is possible within the next few weeks, so it may be one to look out for.
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