Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to grant midfielder Dele Alli a January exit from the club as a sign of respect, with the England international having seen his game time severely restricted in recent months.
The 24-year-old is in the midst of the most difficult period of Spurs career to date, with him often left out of the squad for Premier League games, while he’s also struggled to even feature in the Europe League, despite manager Jose Mourinho often making multiple changes to his side in the competition.
Such struggles haven’t just been confined to this season, with the former MK Dons man having suffered a sharp decline in form since the 2018 World Cup, culminating in the loss of his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
With him seemingly surplus to requirements at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it would appear that he is heading for the exit door, the Telegraph reporting that Jose Mourinho will sanction a loan move away for Alli in the upcoming January transfer window.
The report outlines that allowing the midfielder to depart will be done ‘out of respect’ for his loyalty to the club since his arrival in 2015, although it is unclear at this stage where he could be heading.
One potential destination could be Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, the French side having made an offer of a season-long loan deal for Alli over the summer.
The links to such a high profile club suggest that the Englishman remains an attractive prospect for a number of interested parties, while it’s worth remembering that he’s netted 50 goals and registered 33 assists in the Premier League despite his relatively young age.
Such statistics are a reminder of the excellent start to life he made in the top flight under former boss Mauricio Pochettino and if any suitors can revive that type of form, then they’ll be signing a real quality individual.