England international midfielder Dele Alli might leave Tottenham Hotspur before the end of this transfer window. According to multiple reports from England, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain approached Tottenham about Alli and have already made an opening bid.
Reportedly, Tottenham isn’t insisting on a permanent move and would be willing to let Alli leave on a season-long loan. This option would work for PSG, as they would have time to properly assess the 24-year-old player before making a significant financial commitment.
Despite being considered one of the world’s best young players just a couple of seasons ago, Dele Alli struggled to make an impact for Tottenham recently and has lost his place in the team’s starting lineup. And while manager Jose Mourinho expressed his support for the player in the past, it appears that he isn’t convinced Alli can benefit his team.
“I am not responsible for the market, I don’t know how to answer that question,” said Mourinho when asked about Alli’s departure. “What I want is a balanced squad. That’s what I want. He doesn’t need to be sacrificed, but a squad is a puzzle.”
Tottenham were looking to offload Alli earlier this summer, trying to include him in the deal that brought Gareth Bale from Real Madrid. However, Real rejected the proposal, not being interested in Alli.
Alli joined Tottenham in 2015 from MK Dons. He played 223 games for the Spurs so far and managed to score 62 goals. Additionally, he has 37 appearances and three goals with the England national team.