Dean Windass has stated he believes that new manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be ‘delighted’ Dele Alli is still at Tottenham Hotspur (FootballFanCast).
Dele has been at Spurs for six years since joining from MK Dons in 2015 and is about to begin his seventh campaign for the Lilywhites.
However, his 2020/2021 campaign was one to forget as he only accumulated 617 minutes in the Premier League, failing to score a single goal (Transfermarkt).
There were even rumours throughout the season of a falling out between previous Spurs manager Jose Mourinho and the 25-year-old.
In the January transfer window, it was widely reported that Paris-Saint Germain were keen on signing Dele on loan so he could link up with Mourinho’s predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino.
However, it was said that Spurs would only let the struggling 25-year-old go if they could get a replacement in before.
The move never happened but Dele was given more game time under interim manager Ryan Mason – starting the last five games of the season.
Dele has already scored in the current pre-season, grabbing the third in a 3-0 win over Colchester United. The 25-year-old will want to start changing his fortunes sooner rather than later with the next World Cup on the horizon.
Windass explained how Nuno will be delighted to see Dele still in the Spurs ranks: “I think Nuno will be absolutely delighted that he’s stayed.
“When the new manager comes in and you get that cuddle, and you get that hand on the shoulder, and Nuno will have understood what went on with Mourinho.”
Dele’s decline has been a sad sight for every Spurs fan to see. He was a key player for many years but his career has slowly stalled.
It doesn’t appear the 25-year-old is going anywhere so Nunno has a big job to try and rejuvenate his career. It would be like a new signing.
Have something to tell us about this article?