Mauricio Pochettino linked to Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen Reunion at PSG
Former Tottenham teammates Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen could be in line for a reunion at Paris Saint-Germain, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino set to take the Parc de Princes harness.
Pochettino has stepped down from management since his dismissal as Spurs in November 2019, but is now set to make his much-anticipated return to the game and take the reins at PSG.
Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his duties by the French champions just before Christmas, and Pochettino is expected to be unveiled as the club’s new boss ahead of their Ligue 1 clash with Saint-Etienne on January 6.
The Argentine will have the January transfer window to shape his new squad and, according to AS, he could team up with two familiar faces in Paris.
PSG have been linked with moves for Alli and Eriksen, both of whom were integral to Pochettino’s success at Spurs, but fell out of favor at their respective clubs – Alli under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Eriksen under Antonio Tale to Inter.
Pochettino brought Alli to North London from MK Dons in 2015, and under the guidance of the former Argentina international, he has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents.
However, the midfielder has suffered a drop in form over the past two years, falling out of favor for club and country.
The Evening Standard reports that Alli would be open to a move away from Spurs in a bid to revive his career, but the growing number of injuries in Mourinho’s side means the club may be reluctant to allow him to leave on loan or permanently. in January.
According to Le10Sport, PSG could come up with a swap deal to end Eriksen’s disappointing stint at Inter, with Leandro Paredes going in the opposite direction. Eriksen has learned he can leave in January and has been linked with a Premier League return with Arsenal.