Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Spurs midfielder Dele Alli and his future at the north London club.
This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he discussed a number of subjects surrounding Jose Mourinho’s side.
On the topic of Alli and his current situation at the club, Gold had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I know there’s a lot of people within Tottenham that believe that he just needs to get his rhythm back, he just needs to get his head down, and it will come good for him.
“With Dele, there’s no doubting his quality, he was one of the best young midfielders in Europe. He’s still only 24, I can’t see Spurs selling him, and to be honest, from what I was told in the summer, a loan move was something they weren’t really looking at, at all, because I suppose from a Spurs point of view, [it would be] slightly embarrassing to have to loan out a player of that quality to what would be a very big team – he’s not likely to go anywhere that’s a small team.
“I think Dele will get opportunities, I think there will be players out injured in the weeks and months ahead.”
Spurs signed Alli back in February 2015 from MK Dons for a fee of £5.97 million. Overall, the 24-year-old has made 229 appearances for Spurs across all competitions in which he has managed to score 63 goals and provide 56 assists (per Transfermarkt).
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TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Dele Alli…
Despite Gold’s assurances that people at Tottenham still have faith in the Englishman, the fact that Alli has only made two Premier League appearances this term has put his future at the club into question, with previous reports linking Alli with a move away from the club.
In our view, while Alli may not be making many appearances in the Premier League right now, with Spurs still in the Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, this means that Alli will have plenty of opportunities to play throughout the season and prove why he deserves to be in the squad, and should therefore not look to leave the club anytime soon.