‘Only so long he can go on’ – Paul Robinson suggests Spurs star could leave

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Paul Robinson has tipped Dele Alli to swap Tottenham Hotspur for Paris Saint-Germain during the January transfer window on the back of the midfielder’s struggles in North London this season.

Playing time has been hard to come by for Alli since the start of the season and he has been unable to force himself back into Jose Mourinho’s plans.

The Spurs boss publicly criticised the 24-year-old for his part in Stoke City’s equaliser during Tottenham’s 3-1 Carabao Cup win over the Potters last week.

With Paris Saint-Germain expected to announce Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, reports indicate that Alli could be set for a reunion with the Argentine in Paris.

It has been suggested that Tottenham could pursue a deal for RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer as Alli’s replacement in January, with the Austrian reportedly keen on a move to Spurs.

Robinson praised the attitude Alli has shown this season but insisted that time has come for him to leave the club.

The former Tottenham goalkeeper told Football Insider: “I always said about Dele, I’ve commended his attitude.

“When he’s been given his chances, he’s taken his chances. He’s not sulked, we’ve not heard from him.

“But there’s only so long he can go on with a player of that type of quality, who’s not playing, not being put in squads.

“So with Pochettino going in there, it may be a situation where the player decides that he wants to go.

“If he’s got an opportunity to go at PSG, it could fit well for him. We all know Pochettino got the best out of him.

“We can see what’s happening with him at Spurs, not getting into squads.

“As I say, there’s only so long it can go on for as a player of his age with the European Championships coming up at the end of the season which he’ll want to be a part of.

“If you’re not playing football and getting minutes in important games, you see players moving on.

“It’ll be no different with Dele, everything has got a time limit. Dele is not going to sit around forever if he’s not given the opportunities that he wants.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It looks inevitable that Alli will leave Tottenham in January. However, a loan deal is far more likely than a permanent one as I do not see PSG, or any other club for that matter, meeting Daniel Levy’s asking price for the midfielder.


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