Dele Alli set to stay with Tottenham after PSG talks break off
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is expected to stay at the club beyond the transfer window after Paris Saint-Germain withdraws from negotiations.
Dele has tumbled down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, managing just 74 minutes of Premier League action this season, and he has been confirmed to 90 mins that he had urged Spurs to let him find Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
Spurs were ready to do business, but only if PSG covered the entire cost of the loan and did not introduce a call option into the deal. According to Athletic’s David Ornstein, the two sides continued to fight each other and no deal was reached.
Club president Daniel Levy was hoping to find a replacement for Dele before granting him his wish to leave. Inter’s Christian Eriksen has been identified as a dream signing but signing the Dane was never financially possible and Levy was not ready to sanction Dele’s departure as a result.
Negotiations have dragged on, although PSG have warned Spurs they will not have to wait late in the transfer window, but talks have now collapsed and Dele is expected to stay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for at least six months .
It’s a move that will likely not suit Dele, who fears his career will be wasted on the sidelines of Spurs.
The 24-year-old had hoped to impress in Paris and secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the European Championships this summer, but the chances of a recall are now too thinner than ever.
Levy has always made it clear that he strongly believes in Dele’s potential and therefore does not want to see the Englishman leave for good, while Mourinho has always stressed his future remains ‘open’.
This is a situation in which no one wins. Dele will be frustrated with the cold, Mourinho has to deal with a disgruntled player and Levy has to watch his assets depreciate as the season progresses.
It is obviously possible that Mourinho could welcome Dele back to the first team before the end of the season, especially with the rest of his squad who have failed to impress lately, but things are looking really bad. for the long term of the player. future in North London.
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