Former Tottenham midfielder and pundit, Jermaine Jenas, has urged Dele Alli to leave Spurs after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The England international’s future with the club is currently on rocky ground. Mourinho has left the midfielder out of recent games and last week, reports emerged linking Alli with a move to PSG.
Since then, Mourinho has moved to insist Alli can indeed play a part with Spurs. However, with the signing of Gareth Bale and with already being out of the team, Jenas believes ‘Dele’ needs to consider his future at the club and has criticised Mourinho’s handling of the player.
“Are there clear conversations between Dele and the manager as to what do you want me to do? Tell me exactly how you want me to perform. Because when you came into the football club and you put your arm around me and you showed me some love and we had all the banter about Dele’s brother and all this and there big smiles on everyone’s faces. I went in and banged in like five goals in seven games.
“This doesn’t sit right with me the way he’s been treated even if he’s not performing at the level which he should be which is why if I was Dele I’d be looking to move on.”
Alli was a key player for Mourinho initially. Indeed, on the Amazon documentary Spurs filmed, it was apparent that the manager was a big fan of the England midfield ace.
However, Mourinho seems to have had a change of heart. And if that is the case, it seems to be a long way back for Alli now.
Jenas is right here, Alli should get himself off and rebuild – TBR View
Let’s be honest, this is not the first time we’ve seen Mourinho just suddenly fall out with a player over relatively little.
He did similar with Wayne Rooney at Manchester United, so it appears Mourinho doesn’t mind shaking the old apple cart up.
However, for Alli, he needs to move on. He’s too good to be sat around doing nothing and with a European tournament with England on the horizon next summer, he should get a transfer sorted and get some football under his belt again.