The Daily Mail have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are expecting a £6million loan offer from Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Dele Alli on deadline day, despite Tottenham’s insistance that the England ace will be staying.
Alli, 24, has been linked with a move away from Spurs this summer after being left out of Tottenham’s matchday squad in four of the north London club’s matches. Mourinho did bring Alli on to the field of play as a subtitute on Sunday.
Mourinho was complimentary of Alli’s efforts in training following the 6-1 win over Manchester United. It had become widely known that Mourinho labelled Alli’s “lazy” in training, on the Amazon Prime documentary.
The latest report claims Alli’s future could still be away from north London. Though PSG have failed in attempts to sign Alli so far, the latest report claims the French champions could make a late £6million loan bid for the ex-MK Dons star.
TBR’s view – Is Alli worth keeping at Tottenham?
£6million for a loan fee is certainly a hefty figure and Daniel Levy is renowned for his keenness to keep the Tottenham coffers in order. But to lose Alli for an entire season for just £6million is hardly worth it.
He is no longer a young player. He does not need to go out on loan to develop. Yes, Alli is lacking in confidence but if he does not start in Mourinho’s side, then there are plenty of other opportunities to play – in the Europa League, for example.
Spurs should keep him, unless a permanent, big-money offer is tabled. That, would be a different story.