Speaking to Football Insider, a Tottenham Hotspur source has leaked some damning information from Hotspur Way about Dele Alli.
The Lowdown: Alli twists and turns…
An outcast under former boss Jose Mourinho, it appears the England international is now back in contention for Spurs as new manager Nuno Espirito Santo hands him a chance to impress.
The 25-year-old, who nearly joined Paris-Saint Germain on loan in January after extensive discussions were held, saw his move blocked after the Ligue 1 giants were unwilling to pay a £3 million loan fee (FI).
Starting every Premier League game under Nuno so far, Alli was hauled off at half time during Tottenham’s humiliating 3-1 north London derby defeat to Arsenal and news has now emerged on both his future and how he is behind-the-scenes.
The Latest: N17 source leaks Levy plan for Alli…
As per a Spurs source, speaking to FI, chairman Daniel Levy and the club are now planning to wait until next summer and offload Alli after seeing his value plummet in recent seasons.
They were open to offers for the midfielder this summer but securing a huge fee was a long shot, with Tottenham now hoping he can regain some consistent form under Nuno in time to see his stock rise again for next year.
Leaking more information on Alli, an N17 source has also dropped a damning reveal – with claims coming out on how the player is ‘difficult to manage’ behind the scenes as well as an ‘inconsistent trainer’.
The Verdict: Time to go?
A shadow of his former self after spending months in the wilderness under Mourinho, his 2016/2017 heights seem like a lifetime ago.
During that season, Alli notched a phenomenal 18 goals and seven assists from midfield in 35 Premier League starts but hasn’t managed to come close to those numbers since (WhoScored).
After years at Spurs, it may be time for the Lilywhites to cut their losses and part ways, and perhaps the player himself would benefit from a change in scenery too if he cannot even muster up maximum effort in training.
In other news: Source also has a shared a major update on Tottenham’s hunt for a lucrative stadium naming rights deal, find out more here.
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