Dele Alli is furious that PSG loan failed
Exclusive – Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been furious and frustrated that the club have not been able to secure a deal to join Paris Saint-Germain on loan during the January transfer window , which would have seen the player find former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
PSG were interested in Dele even before Pochettino was named new head coach in early January, but the presence of his former Spurs mentor seemed like it could seal the deal.
Dele has been out of favor with Jose Mourinho at Spurs this season. In a moment captured during the club All or nothing series on Amazon Prime, Mourinho even told the player during his resumption last season that he thought he was a “lazy” coach.
Although the boss also spoke highly of Dele’s talent and ability, it was not enough to secure a place in the squad in 2020/21 and the 24-year-old only played 29 minutes. football in the Premier League since he was sent off. at the half-time of the opening game of the campaign.
Despite Mourinho’s take on the player, 90 mins may reveal that Spurs president Daniel Levy’s reluctance to agree to any deal that could potentially sever ties with Dele permanently proved to be the key factor in not securing a transfer.
90 mins previously reported in December as the transfer window approached that Levy remained a huge fan of Dele, believing he was still young enough to continue to develop and return to his best form.
This ultimately influenced Levy’s willingness to sign an exit in January. He was happy to sanction a loan of up to 18 months and PSG were ok with that. But the French champions insisted that a call option be included in the deal as well, and Levy declined.
The proposed move fell apart, leaving Dele furious because he had his heart set on joining PSG, reuniting with Pochettino and lining up alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
It’s also a major setback for his ambitions to be part of the England squad in time for the delayed European Championship this summer. His only option now is to continue working hard in training, as he has done all season, and hope that is enough to prove himself to Mourinho and make his way onto the pitch for them. Spurs and in consideration of the Three Lions.
England boss Gareth Southgate is still a huge fan of Dele, but Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Ross Barkley, James Maddison and Mason Mount all play regularly between now and the end of the season, which will make it even more difficult to get back into the team. time soon.
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