According to The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to sign Dele Alli on loan and have decided to keep him at the club beyond the end of the transfer window.
Dele came on as a second-half substitute in Tottenham’s 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa last night, in what was just his third appearance of the season so far.
The midfielder certainly showed plenty of positive signs as he played an important role in Tottenham’s sixth goal and produced a lovely a piece of skill late in the game to win a penalty, and slotted it home to make the margin of victory even more resounding.
The England international was heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the week with reports from France indicating that Dele was keen to join the Ligue 1 giants (Foot Mercato).
However, The Guardian now reveals that the Parisians made a £1.5 million loan bid for the midfielder, which was swiftly turned down by Tottenham.
The report asserts that Jose Mourinho wants Dele to stay and fight for his place in North London.
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I can understand why Alli would have been tempted by a move to PSG as he needs to be playing regular football to have a shot at making the England squad for the Euros. However, there is no doubt that he has the talent and the mental strength to win his place back in the side and become one of our most important players again.
In fact, once the transfer window shuts and the cloud over his future is lifted, I expect Mourinho to give him many more opportunities. Jose likely left him out of the matchday squads mainly because he was concerned if the midfielder was fully focused on Spurs, due to the speculation surrounding his future.
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