Dele Alli is now actively considering his future at Tottenham Hotspur, with a disagreement at the club over the best course of action regarding the England international.
Alli was left out of the Tottenham squad for last night’s Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea and according to The Times, this latest snub has Alli contemplating a move before next week’s deadline.
However, the report also states that the Spurs hierarchy expect Alli to remain and fight for his place. Daniel Levy is said to be concerned over the valuation of Alli, which has dropped dramatically from the £80-£90 million Tottenham could have demanded two years ago. MK Dons are also due a sell-on fee, so Levy is wary of losing out on a lucrative talent.
But the report makes one thing clear, despite his protestations, manager Jose Mourinho ‘wants him out’.
Paris Saint-Germain are said to be keen but could not afford a permanent deal amid FFP scrutiny. A loan deal is a possibility.
Tottenham fans would no doubt be disappointed if they did eventually lose Alli, especially if he goes on to rekindle his career elsewhere.
But at present, it is clear he is not in the short-term plans of Mourinho and the player might be best off making a Tottenham exit.