According to an article from Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic, sources have told the popular online outlet that Dele Alli is expected to move away from Tottenham in January, which could be a blow for Spurs and Jose Mourinho as even though the player is on the fringes of the team at the moment, he is still a proven Premier League attacking midfielder and someone who can fill the homegrown quota.
Alli, despite being out of favour under Mourinho – with the Englishman attracting his manager’s wrath after Spurs’ 3-1 win over Stoke City – has been talked about as a crucial squad member for various reasons.
Alli tipped for exit
Indeed, Alasdair Gold claimed that Spurs wish to rediscover Alli’s best form rather than let him leave north London in January, whilst also explaining that Tottenham don’t want to give up on the 6 foot 2 ace (football.london).
However, as Alli continues to be underutilised by Mourinho, with their latest fall-out potentially another step towards an exit, The Athletic’s sources have tipped the 24-year-old to depart – with those insiders saying that the are expecting an exit, as things stand.
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Described as a ‘mainstay‘ under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, the same cannot be said for his experiences under Tottenham’s appointed serial winner, especially considering he has played just 75 minutes of Premier League action this season.
Now, The Athletic’s sources have seemingly tipped a move away for Alli, with the ‘fearless‘ midfield star now looking more likely than ever to consider his position as the January window looms.
Euro 2020, postponed from last year, lingers just months away – and if Alli is to get selected by Gareth Southgate, an exit could be best so he can get more playing time at a new club.
However, for Spurs, this could come as a blow given his quality and crucial presence as a homegrown asset.
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