Report details Dele Alli's stance on a move from Tottenham to Newcastle in the January transfer window
Eurosport have detailed Dele Alli’s stance on a potential move from Tottenham to Newcastle – amid reports he could leave in January.
Dele, 25, remains out of favour at Tottenham. His form has dipped enormously in comparison to his first years with the North London club.
Nuno Espirito Santo tried to play him in a deeper role this season, but it did not work. It comes after Jose Mourinho hardly used the England ace.
Under Antonio Conte, Dele has started just one match – the embarrassing 2-1 loss to NS Mura. He has scored just two goals in his 14 games this term.
The Athletic suggested after Newcastle’s takeover was complete that a move was ‘realistic’. But a new report has shared what Dele himself thinks.
Eurosport’s Dean Jones says that Dele is not open to a move to Newcastle in January. Joining a club threatened with relegation is not ‘enticing’ to Dele.
Newcastle no go: Where could Tottenham man Dele end up?
If Dele is against joining a side that are threatened with relegation, then it reduces the number of clubs he has a chance of joining.
Perhaps the clubs in the region of 10th to 15th might entice Dele more so. The likes of Brentford, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Southampton.
But even more so, could be a move abroad. Dele’s creative, playmaking, late runs in the box kind of style would suit Spanish and Italian football.
Dele’s stance on a move to Newcastle is hardly surprising, though. It could be something that Newcastle find quite common over the next eight weeks.