Former Hull City striker Dean Windass believes Dele Alli’s Tottenham career is over after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
After establishing himself as one of England’s top midfielders under ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Alli has struggled to hit the same heights during Mourinho’s reign, having had a significant drop-off in game time.
The pair reportedly also have a fractious relationship after the Portuguese manager questioned Alli’s ‘lazy’ training, and it’s led to suggestions that the England international could depart the capital club over the summer.
In an exclusive interview with Football Fan Cast, Windass was asked if he believes Mourinho and Alli’s relationship is irreparable.
He said: “Yeah, I think so. I’ve been in them environments, and it’s one of those situations where you move on – all good things come to an end. He’s done incredibly well since he came in from MK Dons. Will he go to PSG or will an English club come in for him?
“He won’t be short of takers because he’s a talented boy, but it just hasn’t worked under Jose.”
TIF Thoughts on Alli…
There is no doubting that Alli possesses incredible talent, and on his day, he’s capable of playing in some of the world’s best teams.
However, the former MK Dons man hasn’t produced his best form for quite some time now, and it doesn’t seem as though he’s going to get many more chances under Mourinho.
At just 24, Alli still potentially has his best years ahead of him and it’s important he doesn’t waste too much time sitting on the Spurs bench.