Darren Bent has told TalkSPORT (Monday, 8.20am) that he believed Dele Alli’s best move is to leave Tottenham Hotspur and go abroad, claiming the England international would struggle to break into either Liverpool or Everton’s sides.
Alli, 24, has been a mainstay of the Tottenham side since joining the club back in 2015. The 37-time England international has played 223 times in all competitions for Spurs, but his future at the north London club has never been in more doubt.
That is because Alli has failed to make the last two matchday squads for Spurs, after being hooked at half-time during the 1-0 defeat to Everton. The Telegraph claim that PSG have opened talks to lure Alli to France before the end of the window.
Former Tottenham striker Bent was asked by a fan on TalkSPORT where Alli’s future could lie, and stated the England midfielder would be best suited to move abroad – stating that Alli would struggle to get into Everton or Liverpool’s sides.
“He wouldn’t get in the Liverpool side. Abroad would suit him best, where could he go from Spurs where he could thrive? He couldn’t go to Everton, not at the moment with the way they’re playing? PSG would be a good shout for him,” Bent said.
TBR’s view – Alli needs run of games, could a loan move be best?
Alli has enormous talent and at the top of his game, he is not just worth keeping – but he is one of Tottenham’s best players. However, the lack of form is completely down to struggling with confidence, and only a run of games will help that.
At Spurs, is he going to be first choice while he struggles? Not with the signing of Gareth Bale, but Spurs should look to keep him. Loaning him to PSG, or a Premier League team, would better suit Spurs and Alli.
It could see the England man go on loan, regain his confidence and then return to Spurs a rejuvenated player. Is a loan a possible avenue? It remains to be seen.