Dele Alli could be sent away on a loan in order to get him back in form.
It has been a difficult season for Dele Alli at Tottenham, to say the least. He has been left out of the England squad, he has only started in one Premier League game all season and Jose Mourinho has lost faith in him. Alli is a young star whose career is headed downwards. The only thing that can turn around his horrible start to the season is a change in scenario. Mourinho is finding success without him and it is unlikely that he will place him in the squad anytime soon. Without game time a talent like him is wasted and thus a loan move would be ideal for the player.
Dele Alli has been in the starting eleven only once in the Premier League this season and that was in the first match of the season, against Everton. Since then, he has been either benched or not even included in the squad. Recently, he was brought on for the match against Crystal Palace and against Liverpool but he only made a cameo and played for less than five minutes. It is a very disappointing phase for the young star especially because he can be world-class if he wishes to be but his confidence is just gone.
Mourinho’s disliking for the player was evident in the Amazon Prime documentary series, All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, where he slammed the player for being a lazy trainer in front of the rest of the team. Although the Portuguese manager went on to praise his talents later in that episode, he has found more success without the player, and thus it does not seem like he will include him in the squad. Mourinho however, understands that the 24-year-old needs game time and is thus prepared to let him go out on a loan.
The loan is also a better alternative than selling the player according to Daniel Levy, who is not very thrilled about the idea. Alli is still at the prime of his career thus his sale could reinforce a direct rival. A loan would be a much better option for the club as well as the player. It will be good to see the player back on the field and it would also give him a chance to get back into England’s squad before the Euros.
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