The proposed loan move to PSG by Dele Alli seems unlikely to happen, as Tottenham declined a third offer for the outcast from the French club. International England does not seem to be in the plans of manager Jose Mourinho and is keen to be reunited at Parc des Princes with Mauricio Pochettino. The 24-year-old has a long-term deal with Tottenham, who are not prepared to allow the player to leave for a permanent move.
A few days ago, a loan change seemed highly probable, and on transfer deadline day, PSG replied with several loan offers. So far, all such offers have been declined by Spurs and it seems more and more likely that Alli will have to spend the rest of the season on the fringes of the first-team.
The Daily Mail notes that Chairman Daniel Levy is not in favor of a contract being sanctioned. The player is known to be very keen on the move, as it would give him a chance to force his way back into the national team of England. In his career, the midfielder has had a troubling decline.
Alli has become a bit of a role player at Spurs after being mentioned as the next superstar for England when he enjoyed a stellar 2016-17 campaign. Mourinho, who has chosen to play Alli in only four Premier League games so far, has mostly used him in European matches.
Not only will the transfer to PSG provide Alli with an opportunity to play regularly, but he will also be featured in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The hesitation of Spurs to let Alli go is surprising given that he has been used very sparingly. The club’s form, however, after back-to-back defeats, has taken a sharp turn down south. The club may choose to keep its options open rather than allow the player to leave easily.