Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano claimed that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, is pushing for a move away from the club this month.
Having played just 74 minutes of Premier League football so far this season, after being left out of 10 from a possible 16 matchday squads, much has been discussed about Dele Alli’s potential departure from Tottenham this January.
And, while reports have been rather contrasting as to whether Spurs would be open to letting the £34.2 million-rated 24-year-old leave the club, with The Telegraph reporting that Jose Mourinho’s side would sanction a move, while The Guardian claim that the club want to keep the England international, it would appear that Alli, who has been quiet on the subject of his current situation at the club, is now very keen on a move away from north London.
This is according to Romano, who, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, claimed that Alli wants to be playing regular football, something that it appears can not be achieved by staying at Spurs.
He said: “We said in like November that there was this opportunity of Dele Alli leaving the club. At the moment, there is nothing advanced yet. But Dele Alli is pushing to leave Spurs now, in January. He wants space, he wants to play and he’s really pushing to leave the club. This is his idea.
“Moving out on loan in January for this kind of player, for this kind of talent, of champion, we could say, is complicated. Also, negotiating with Tottenham is never easy for this kind of deal in January. But, the player is really pushing, he wants to leave.
“He wants something different, just to play. He loves Tottenham, but he wants to play. So, that’s why he’s pushing [over] the last days and we have to keep an eye on Dele Alli until the last days of the window because something can happen if Tottenham will [be] open to negotiations for a loan.
“I think until the last week for Dele Alli we have to say keep an eye on this guy because, really, everything can happen.”
Should Spurs let Dele Alli leave?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Dele Alli…
Considering how little football he has played this season, it is not surprising in the slightest to hear that Alli is indeed keen to leave Spurs in the current window.
Not only because a lack of game time will be contributing to the stagnation of his career progression, but also because of the fact, while continuing to get very few minutes at Tottenham, Alli will likely be falling further and further away from Gareth Southgate’s England squad plans for the upcoming European Championships.
As such, in our opinion, Alli is more than justified in pushing for a move away from Spurs.