Former Tottenham Hotspur star Graham Roberts has told This Is Futbol that Daniel Levy was worried about the prospect of Dele Alli becoming a star away from the club when PSG made their interest in him known.
The England international was sidelined by former manager Jose Mourinho during his ill-fated reign in north London.
Indeed, he made just two starts in the Premier League and was regularly either on the bench or left out of the squad.
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A deal would have seen Alli link up with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino in Paris but Spurs blocked it, with Levy perhaps hopeful he could still have a role under Mourinho.
And Roberts believes that the Spurs supremo will have been reminded of Mourinho allowing both Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah to leave Chelsea, before seeing them both eventually take the Premier League by storm with Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Roberts said: “Daniel Levy stopped him being let out to PSG.
“Don’t forget, Jose Mourinho, he let Kevin De Bruyne go, he let Mo Salah go, from Chelsea, look at them now, they’re superstars.
“And I think Daniel had in the back of his mind, I might be wrong, but I think in the back of his mind he was thinking ‘if Dele Alli goes, then he might become a superstar’. So I think he put the block on that.”