Speaking recently on a video for Football.london, Alasdair Gold claimed that letting Dele Alli leave on a loan deal would be an embarrassment for Tottenham Hotspur.
Since joining Spurs from Milton Keynes Dons in what was a £5.97 million deal back in 2015, Alli has gone on to feature 233 times for the north London side, scoring 64 goals and providing 56 assists along the way.
However, a recent report by The Guardian has now claimed that Tottenham have altered their stance, and will not be considering any loan or permanent offers for the midfielder this month.
And, speaking on a video for Football.london recently, Gold claimed that some people at the club consider the idea of Alli leaving on loan to be an embarrassment.
He said: “I have heard from a couple of people inside the club that there would be a certain level of embarrassment to loaning out someone like Dele Alli to potentially a bigger club.
“PSG, it depends [which] way you want to look at it. You know, some people will say that’s a bigger club because of the players there [and] because the money involved, some might say, ‘No, they’re not.'”
Should Spurs loan out Dele Alli?
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments regarding Dele Alli…
While some people at Tottenham may consider the departure of Alli on loan to be embarrassing, an argument against this could easily be made, in that it is not good for either the player or indeed the club if they keep the 24-year-old on their books and don’t play him – as the midfielder will not be playing any football, which will damage his chances of making the England team for this summer’s European Championships, while Tottenham will continue to fork out his reported wages of £100,000 per week, which could easily be spent elsewhere.
As such, in our opinion, Spurs should either put their apparent embarrassment aside and allow the player to leave for the good of his career, or simply give him a chance in their first team once again.