According to a report by French news outlet Le Parisien, translated by Sport Witness, Tottenham Hotspur were offered two players by Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain in an attempt to facilitate Dele Alli’s switch to the Parc des Princes – including former Premier League ace Idrissa Gueye.
Gueye offered as part of mooted Spurs swap deal for Alli
Gueye, who signed permanently for PSG in the summer of 2019 for around £30 million from Everton (BBC), has started just over half of their league games this (WhoScored) – with the Senegal international reportedly offered out to Spurs in a bid to capture Alli.
Indeed, as per this report, the European challengers were extremely eager to complete a deal for the 24-year-old – so much so that sporting director Leonardo tried to include both Gueye and World Cup winner Julian Draxler in a bid to come to an arrangement.
Draxler, however, had a ‘0%‘ chance of leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s side in January – so the offer was allegedly scrapped.
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Whether or not Tottenham would have accepted Gueye alone isn’t mentioned, but he would have arguably been a great coup for Spurs in a swap for Alli – even if he isn’t a like-for-like replacement.
The £108,000-per-week midfielder (Salary Sport), amassing an impressive 91.8% pass accuracy on average over the Ligue 1 games he has featured this season (WhoScored), has also been described as a ‘monster’ in the past by former Lilywhites boss Tim Sherwood during his stint at Aston Villa (talkSPORT).
Whether or not Spurs would still accept Gueye as part of a loan deal for Alli remains to be seen, but there are potentially incentives if the opportunity were to arise for chairman Daniel Levy.
In other news: Jose Mourinho refused to rule out Tottenham action as the final days of January loom, find out more here.
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