Football journalist Dean Jones believes that Tottenham will be lucky to get half the perceived value of midfielder Dele Alli.
Having once been someone that was one of the first names on the team sheet in north London, things haven’t quite been going in the 24-year-old’s favour recently, with only four appearances in the Premier League this campaign, and only one of them being in the starting eleven.
And his absence seems to be gaining attention from other clubs, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing an interest in signing him this upcoming window. But with a decrease in playing time seemingly comes a decrease in his value.
Former Spurs boss claimed back in 2017 when Alli was in the peak of his powers he was worth as much as £100m. But speaking to Touchline Talk, Jones believed that getting half that amount would be a bit of a push:
“Obviously, he’s fallen off a cliff since then, since Jose Mourinho has been in town and his value. Now to be honest, you probably wouldn’t be getting much more than £50m for Dele Alli.”
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On the surface that might sound a bit harsh, but it is possible for Spurs to still get a good amount of money for the £34.2m-rated Alli, whether it be this window or if they have to wait for the summer window to come around.
Even if they did get something just under £50m for him, that’s not an insignificant fee to get for a player like him, as the question then becomes whether or not they’ll be able to turn that money into someone that could be a little more useful to them in the future. All their moves this summer were well under that mark, so they could certainly bring in one or two new faces with it.