The Telegraph have claimed that Paris Saint-Germain are confident of agreeing a season-long loan move to sign Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur before October 5’s deadline – but Jose Mourinho’s treatment has left the Spurs squad stunned.
Alli, 24, has struggled recapture his previous form at Tottenham since the arrival of Mourinho – even though he had a hand in 15 goals during his 38 league and cup outings last term. This season, he started against Everton but was hooked at half time.
Since then, he has failed to make the Spurs squads for games against Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton. Inter Milan are also said to be interested in Alli, but it seems PSG are winning the race with Spurs softening on a potential loan deal.
But Mourinho’s treatment of Alli has left some Spurs players ‘stunned’, while Alli is believed to be ‘confused and upset’. He has a contract at Spurs until the summer of 2024, after initially joining the club for just £5million (BBC) back in 2015.
TBR’s view – Loan move could prove beneficial for Alli and Spurs
Tottenham do not want to sell Alli and that is understandable, given he still has plenty to offer the north Londoners – and that in the current climate, Spurs may not get the kind of fee they value Alli at.
Loaning him out may rejuvenate Alli, reinstall some confidence and if he then wants to leave Tottenham – it may see his value return to the kind of figures that saw him rated in the region of some nine-figure fees during his best form.