Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has made a claim on Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli and his potential departure from the north London club this month.
This comes after Romano recently made a guest appearance on the Edge of the Box Podcast where he spoke about a number of transfer-related topics concerning a range of clubs across Europe.
On the subject of Alli, who has been heavily linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain this month (as per The Guardian), Romano was asked if there is a good chance of this move taking place or not.
In response, Romano had this to say on the matter.
He said: “[There’s a good chance] just because the deal is almost ready so they have the agreement.
“Dele Alli wants to go to Paris Saint-Germain – Paris Saint-Germain [only want] Dele Alli, so he is the priority in the market and we will see if they will sign him, but they want Dele Alli or nothing.
“We will see just because it’s up to Tottenham owner Daniel Levy, he doesn’t want Dele Alli to leave if he doesn’t have a replacement.
“[Alli is] pushing to go just because he’s not playing.
“With Pochettino, [he] really has this enormous desire to have him back, Dele Alli with himself working at PSG would be good also for the player, with the new league, proving himself in a different contest, so we will see in the coming days, but for sure, PSG will push until the last minute of the deadline day and it will be up to Tottenham. If they find the replacement the player will go – if they don’t, the player will stay.”
Spurs signed Alli back in February 2015 from MK Dons for a fee of £5.97 million. Since then, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £34.2 million, has made 234 appearances for the club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 64 goals and provide 57 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments on Alli’s potential move to PSG…
Do you think Alli will leave Spurs this month?
With Alli having made the majority of his club career appearances under Pochettino, there’s every possibility that he would relish the chance at reuniting with the former Spurs boss in Paris this month.
In our view, it would make a lot of sense for Alli to move to PSG if he would be guaranteed game time while he was there, however, the ball does seem to be in Tottenham’s court in terms of allowing him to leave the club this month, as Romano said in the podcast.