Speaking recently on the Sky Sports Transfer Talk podcast, Dharmesh Sheth provided an update on the current situation of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli.
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 club, scoring 64 goals and providing 56 assists along the way, prior to the club’s FA Cup fixture against Marine on Sunday.
However, so far this season, the £34.2 million-rated midfielder has found game time incredibly hard to come by under Jose Mourinho, playing a total of just 74 minutes of Premier League football over four appearances in the league.
As a result, much has been discussed regarding the England international’s future in north London, with Alli being heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, following the French side’s appointment of former Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino, as their new manager.
And, speaking on a recent episode of the Transfer Talk podcast, Sheth shed some light on the current situation of the midfielder.
He said: “I think as far as Alli is concerned, Tottenham’s stance hasn’t changed for the last two months. Ever since Jose Mourinho sort of withdrew Dele Alli from his matchday squads and wasn’t giving him enough game time, Tottenham’s stance was, ‘We’re not looking to sell Dele Alli. We’re not looking to loan Dele Alli. We expect Dele Alli to stay at Tottenham. We expect Dele Alli to fight for his place’.
“He’s under contract for a good few years yet. How would that change? I don’t think a bid on its own from PSG would entirely change the landscape with regards to Dele Alli, but a bid coupled with Dele Alli agitating for a move, then things could change.
“I don’t think it’s a surprise at all that Tottenham have adopted this stance because what have they got to gain from saying Dele Alli is available? That would only serve to reduce the price of the asset that they’ve got there, and why would they want to do that?”
Should Spurs loan out Dele Alli?
TIF Thoughts on Dharmesh Sheth’s comments regarding Dele Alli…
As such, it would appear that Sheth is of the belief that Alli will only leave Spurs in the event that he starts pushing for a move away from the club, and, considering how little he has played for Tottenham so far this season, in our opinion, this is a situation that would seem likely to happen.
So, as the transfer window edges closer to closing at the end of January, we would not be surprised to see Alli begin to be a bit more vocal than he has been at present regarding a move away from Tottenham.