Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli, is pushing to leave the club in January in search of first-team football, according to respected journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Speaking on his Here We Go Podcast today, Romano claims that Alli, although he loves being at Spurs, is looking to leave the club before the end of the month.
Alli has dropped down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho but played well in the FA Cup tie with Marine at the weekend. But despite this, Romano believes the England man is doing his best to leave.
“At the moment there is nothing advanced yet. Dele Alli is looking to leave Spurs now. He wants space, he wants to play and he’s really pushing to leave the club,” Romano said.
“It’s complicated in January but the player is really pushing. He wants something different, he wants to play. He loves Tottenham but he wants to play.”
Alli has been tipped to potentially link back up with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. However, Spurs would likely want a loan fee for the England man, plus cover of his reported £100k-a-week wages.
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Spurs will play this down and do their best to keep Alli but there’s no doubt he needs to be playing. He’s simply not being utilised by Mourinho and he is too good to be sat doing nothing.
With the Euros coming up as well, Alli will want to position himself in the best place possible to try and get in the Three Lions’ squad.
It’s a real shame he isn’t contributing, but Spurs will have to relent eventually if he does start to push for the exit door.