Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he’s “convinced” Dele Alli will stay at Spurs amid speculation linking him with a move away from North London.
The 24-year-old’s future at Tottenham appeared uncertain after he was left out of their last two matchday squads against Southampton and Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Alli struggled in Spurs’ Premier League opener against Everton on 13 September and his shift only lasted 45 minutes as Mourinho took him off at half time.
Sky Sports claims that a number of clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, are eyeing the England international, but Mourinho doesn’t think his player will switch clubs any time soon.
Asked if Alli will be at Spurs by the end of the transfer window, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I believe [he will]. I can even say that I’m convinced that he will be.”
The £100,000-a-week ace is in the Tottenham squad to face Shkendija in the Europa League on Thursday night, though Mourinho remained coy on whether he’d pick him in the starting XI.
Alli has definitely struggled for form of late, though Mourinho’s “brother” approach early on in his tenure saw the player return to the levels of yesteryear.
The Portuguese has made it clear that Alli will have his opportunities and that, should he perform, he’ll make the squad, so the ball is in the player’s court.
With PSG reportedly preparing to pull out of negotiations to sign Alli on loan and the transfer window edging ever closer to the end, it’s looking more likely that the player will stay.