Until a couple of weeks ago, it seemed inevitable that Dele Alli was going to leave Tottenham in January.
The midfielder was struggling to make Spurs’ matchday squad in the Premier League and multiple reports suggested that a loan move may be on the cards.
The Daily Mail claimed that Paris Saint-Germain could make another loan offer for the 24-year-old next month and that Spurs are prepared to let him leave, while Football.London’s Alasdair Gold also claimed that the club are prepared to hold talks regarding a temporary move away from North London for the former MK Dons man.
However, Alli has since featured in two of Tottenham’s last three Premier League games, albeit off the bench, which in our opinion could be an indication that Jose Mourinho is ready to offer him a route back into the side.
Sky Sports’ Paul Gilmour now claims that Tottenham want the England international to stay at the club and fight for his place.
It is claimed that the North Londoners do not wish to sanction a loan deal for the midfielder and that no club is likely to pay Daniel Levy’s asking price for Alli for a permanent exit to be a possibility and the report hints that the midfielder could stay at Spurs until the end of the season.
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Perhaps the Premier League’s decision to allow nine substitutes to be named on the bench instead of just seven is one of the reasons Tottenham and Mourinho have reconsidered their position regarding letting Dele leave. He could potentially be a useful option to bring on from the bench in some cases.
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