Paddy Kenny believes that a move to West Ham would help to revitalise Dele Alli’s career after a troublesome season for the Englishman.
Alli looked as though he had the world at his feet a couple of years ago but has endured a major fall from grace since then.
The midfielder admitted after Tottenham’s 4-2 win over Leicester in their final league game of the season that this has been the most challenging campaign of his career.
The 25-year-old struggled to get into Tottenham’s starting eleven until Ryan Mason replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm as interim boss.
While the England international did start Spurs’ last five league games, reports indicate that he only did so because of the North London club’s desire to put him in the shop window this summer.
Kenny urged the Hammers to snap him up Alli should he become available, insisting that the Tottenham man could have a similar impact at the London Stadium to the one Jesse Lingard had this season.
When asked about the speculation regarding Alli’s future, the former Leeds United goalkeeper told Football Insider: “I definitely think somewhere like West Ham would be a great fit for him.
“Just look at Lingard. If David Moyes can get Dele Alli playing, he’s one of the best footballers around.
“With injuries and whatever went on with Mourinho, it wasn’t working out towards the back end of his Spurs career.
“But he’d be a good signing for anybody when he’s bang at it. I remember his scoring past me for MK Dons years ago. It’s sad what seems to have happened to him.”
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Alli’s future likely depends on the new manager. If it is Pochettino who gets the job, the Argentine could well want to hold on to the 25-year-old. If Tottenham do decide to cash in on the midfielder, then I believe a move to a club like West Ham and Everton would be the right step for his career.
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