Paul Robinson warns Spurs that transfer decision ‘could cause dressing room unrest’

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Paul Robinson has claimed that hanging on to Dele Alli against his wishes could cause dressing room unrest at Tottenham and labelled the decision not to loan him out as a strange one.

The midfielder looks a long way off from forcing himself back into the Tottenham side, having started just one Premier League game so far this season.

Dele was heavily linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain all the way through the January transfer window and it was reported that Jose Mourinho was more than happy to let him leave.

It has been claimed that Daniel Levy was the one who blocked the transfer despite Dele Alli being keen on a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino in Paris.

Robinson admitted that Mourinho’s decision to not hand Alli more opportunities despite Tottenham’s recent struggles was difficult to explain and hoped that the midfielder could now force himself back into the team.

Mourinho revealed earlier this week that he had held a meeting with the midfielder and common ground was found between the pair (Telegraph).

The former Spurs number one told Football Insider: “It could cause dressing room unrest, yes it could.

“It was a strange decision because it has been a strange situation for a while now. There is a reason Mourinho won’t put him in his squad.

“When the players on the pitch are not performing, like against Brighton, and you cannot tell me that an in-form Dele Alli would not have had an influence on that game. His forward runs, passing and vision are an asset to anybody.

“It is very difficult for Alli now because he needs game time if he wants to go to the European Championship. He will miss out if things stay the same.

“He needs to force his way into this team, however that may be. Worryingly there seems to be four or five players ahead of him now though.”

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One can certainly understand Dele’s frustration at not getting a move to PSG as the midfielder has not got enough opportunities at Spurs this season to make his case as to why he should be playing. Hopefully, we will see him play a bigger role in the second half of the season.



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