Tottenham’s out-of-favour midfielder Dele Alli will not be leaving the club in this transfer window. It was rumoured that if Daniel Levy was able to line up a replacement, Alli would go to PSG.
However, with no player signed by Spurs, it seems like Dele Alli will have to stay put. PSG was said to be interested in securing his signature, but they may have to put that interest off till the summer.
It is believed that manager Jose Mourinho had given the green light for Alli to go to PSG. However, other factors didn’t pan out the way the English midfielder would’ve hoped.
Here are two tweets from reputed journalists including BBC’s Simon Stone and Italian Fabrizio Romano. They have both hinted that the deal is off the table.
Dele Alli staying @SpursOfficial. No deal with PSG.— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) February 1, 2021
Dele Alli > PSG deal is *not* happening. Definitely collapsed. The player was pushing to leave Spurs but Tottenham refused to let him go because they didn’t find a replacement. It’s over. ⛔️ #psg #thfc #spurs #DeadlineDay https://t.co/j9qEIjAi75— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2021
Given the position Alli was in just a few seasons ago, this must be damning for him. With little interest shown by the manager to include him in recent weeks, Alli may have to bide his time till the summer.
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Alli was a revelation at Spurs when he arrived at the club from MK Dons. He won the PFA Young Player of the Year and made the PFA Team of the Year in his first two campaigns.
Had the PSG deal worked out, Alli would have been reunited with former manager Mauricio Pochettino under whom he thrived.
Rather bizarrely, Mourinho had publicly blasted the youngster for making a glaring error in Tottenham’s game against Stoke City in a League Cup clash.