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Tottenham Hotspur: Sky Sports pundit claims Dele Alli needs to leave Spurs

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Speaking to Sky Sports, former Tottenham midfielder and pundit Jamie O’Hara claims that Dele Alli ‘needs to leave’ Spurs to ‘resurrect’ his career.

The Lowdown: Alli the next in line to leave

With the Antonio Conte era well underway, the list of possible incomings and outgoings at Hotspur Way is growing, with Tanguy Ndombele expected to be one of the names to depart in 2022.

And, according to a report by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Alli will also be allowed to leave the club in January, most likely on a loan deal.

The 25-year-old has been out of favour at Tottenham following the arrival of Conte, having played just two minutes of Premier League football under the Italian.

The midfielder has suffered a major decline in recent years, after first being dropped by former manage José Mourinho. In December 2019, Alli was given a market valuation of £90m, a number which is now just £27m.

The Latest: O’Hara says Alli needs to leave Spurs

In an interview with Sky Sports, O’Hara was asked about the reports of Alli’s potential departure. The pundit gave his opinion, claiming that it’s ‘good news’ for both Tottenham and Alli, as he believes that the player needs to leave to ‘resurrect’ his career.

“He started the season well, and then he’s fallen away again, he needs to leave now, he needs to leave.

“He needs to go and resurrect his career somewhere else, go and play some football, get his confidence back and get that fire in his belly back, that’s what he’s missing.

“He’s lost his desire and his determination. You look at Dele Alli, there is a player in there, he needs to go and find it.

“He’s lost his way at Spurs, he’s not in the plans and it’s time for him to move on.”

The Verdict: Alli could thrive elsewhere

It is undeniable that Alli is a talented footballer. In 265 games for Tottenham, he has scored 67 goals and has produced 61 assists from a midfield position – even despite his poor form and questionable attitude under the last couple of managers, those numbers are not to be sniffed at.

Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos once hailed Alli as ‘undoubtedly good enough for Real Madrid’, which points to a player with enormous potential. Even more recently, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he thought ‘Dele Alli was going to be a top player’.

At just 25-years-old, the former wonderkid still has lots of time to get himself firing back to his previous best – O’Hara believes that he needs to move elsewhere to do this, and he’s probably right given the lack of playing time under Conte so far.


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