Dele Alli is convinced he can force a loan deal at Paris Saint-Germain in January, as he seeks to put his current nightmare at Tottenham behind him.
The underprivileged midfielder has made just four league cameo appearances for Spurs this season, and coach Jose Mourinho has left him out of the squad 11 times since the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
Alli’s future seems doomed to drift away from north London and summer rumors linking him to a move to PSG resurfaced in the January transfer window. The Sun report that the 24-year-old is now confident he can pass a loan to the French giants this winter, eyeing a reunion with former coach Mauricio Pochettino.
90 mins exclusively revealed in December that Alli was determined to leave Spurs in the winter, despite Mourinho having included him in a number of Europa League games during a busy winter schedule. The proposed loan transfer to PSG could last until the end of the season, or the Premier League club could even sanction an 18-month loan deal, given his contract expires in the summer of 2024.
Spurs are hopeful that their fallen star will regain his form at PSG, if he leaves the club temporarily, as it will increase his damaged market value in the event that they decide to profit from the midfielder in the future.
He has a good chance of bringing his shaky career to life if he reunites with new PSG coach Pochettino, with whom he played scintillating football.
The midfielder peaked during the Argentinean’s stint at the helm of Spurs and played a key role in his dramatic run to the Champions League final in 2019, helping the game-winning goal in the victory in semi-final against Ajax.
However, his form has dropped significantly over the past 18 months and he now sits well outside Mourinho’s plans and on the outskirts of the Tottenham squad. With the revamped Euro 2020 fast approaching this summer, Alli will desperately want to show Gareth Southgate that he still has what it takes to make his England squad.