Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has supposedly hired a personal nutritionist in a bid to help him get back on track.
The 22-year-old has lost his way somewhat at the north Londoners after a fine first couple of years following his £5 million transfer from MK Dons (BBC Sport).
Alli scooped the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his first two seasons at the club, but over the past 18 months or so, the star has struggled with his form and fitness – four hamstring injuries in that period have massively impacted his trajectory.
In 2018/19 Alli scored just seven goals in all competitions – his lowest tally since his arrival in 2015.
This season he has made just four appearances so far, and the arrival of Giovani Lo Celso could end up being a problem.
According to The Mirror, Alli is now taking measures to launch a renaissance and has hired a personal nutritionist, and has started up yoga.
He has been placed on a high protein, low sugar diet, and the yoga is designed to help improve his muscle mobility.
After such a drastic drop-off, an intervention was probably required and fans will be pleased to hear the player is actively trying to help himself.
Alli remains a talented young footballer and he has already achieved so much in his career.
His decline in recent months has been alarming but he can return to his former glory if he gets his head down.
Of course injuries are part and parcel of football, but he has to give himself every chance of avoiding them and it would appear he is now doing that.