Former Arsenal striker, Kevin Campbell has admitted that he is not surprised to see Dele Alli fall out of favour with Jose Mourinho and claimed that the midfielder has to leave Tottenham in order to get his career back on track.
Few would have foreseen what was about to happen with Alli at the start of this season as he was one of the players to experience an immediate uptick in form when Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm in November of last year.
If there was anyone who looked likely to be frozen out of the first-team picture, it was Tanguy Ndombele, who did not have the best of relationships with the Spurs boss last season.
However, the Frenchman has quickly established himself as a key part of the Tottenham side this season in the advanced midfield role which was subsequently pushed Alli down the pecking order.
The England international has even struggled to get into Tottenham matchday squads this season, with Mourinho seemingly also preferring the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela ahead of him.
Reports indicate that Alli will look for an exit route from Spurs when the January transfer window opens (Daily Mail) and Campbell believes a loan move could suit all parties.
The pundit told Football Insider: “There is talk of PSG and that might suit him. Link up with Neymar and Mbappe there.
“I truly believe if he doesn’t get game time for Spurs between now and January, he’ll go out on loan and it’s up to him after that.
“He’s a good player, we know he can score, he’s been an England player for years and all of sudden he falls off a cliff.
“We’ve seen it happen with Mourinho before, there’s always one and Dele Alli is the one who has fallen down the pecking order.
“He’s got to get himself sorted and get a club. He’ll get himself sorted because he’s talented.”
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I cannot see any club willing to pay Daniel Levy’s asking price for Dele Alli in January, which is why I think a loan move is much more likely that a permanent one for the 24-year-old. Levy will likely be hoping he can show his quality on-loan and add a few million to his asking price in the summer.
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