Adrian Durham backs Dele Alli to sign for Premier League rivals under one condition

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Dom Le Roy

TalkSPORT host Adrian Durham has backed Mauricio Pochettino to take Dele Alli to Manchester United should the Argentine replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Old Trafford hot seat.

Over the past week or so, reports have claimed that Alli could be on his way out of Tottenham when the January transfer window opens.

The Daily Mail revealed that the midfielder has been left frustrated by the lack of opportunities in North London and that Paris Saint-Germain could make another loan offer in January after seeing three of their offers rejected during the summer.

The Telegraph meanwhile have backed Monaco to make a move for the England international, while also claiming that his future might be dependent on which club Pochettino joins.

It has now claimed that Manchester United have made contact with the former Tottenham boss about replacing Solskjaer (MEN).

Durham has claimed that Spurs will be willing to part ways with Alli for a modest fee and that Pochettino could poach him from his former club.

The radio host told talkSPORT: “Now has come the time to break the ties with Tottenham Hotspur and move on for a different challenge, wherever that may be,” began Durham.

“If there is a vacancy at Man United and Pochettino gets the job, I can see him taking Dele Alli there and revitalising him.

“Dele Alli has had his football heartbroken by Jose Mourinho.

“What Jose needs to do to take the steps forward to take Tottenham where he wants to go, then there will be collateral damage along the way – and Dele Alli is part of that.

“So Dele Alli now has to sit down and look at himself and say, ‘hang on a minute, I have been, in my time, one of the Premier League’s better players. For a couple of seasons, I was magnificent, and I want to get back to that. So I need to seek a move’.

“Whether that is abroad or to another Premier League club – whatever it is – clearly Mourinho doesn’t want him, so he won’t care where he goes.

“And I don’t think Mourinho will stand in his way either. I think they’d even accept something like £30/£25m for him.”

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I expect Dele Alli to leave in January as it looks unlikely that he is going to force his way into Jose’s plans anytime soon. However, the midfielder still has three and a half years to run on his contract.

So, there is no chance of Levy selling him for £25m-£30m. If a big offer is not forthcoming, I would expect the club to loan him out so that he can get some games under his belt and bump up his value again.

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  1. Ali is only one man and while an Ali of a couple of years ago is an asset to most teams I would not think twice about selling him. Sell him and use the money to improve in other areas. A top class centre half would be a very good start.


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