Dele Alli pointed towards Scotland for January escape route

Date published: Wednesday 16th December 2020 9:39

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Danny Murphy believes Rangers could be a good escape route for Tottenham’s Dele Alli in January.

The former Liverpool midfielder believes that Alli needs a move to reinvigorate his career.

Alli has played just 72 minutes in the Premier League this season for Jose Mourinho and his chances of making the England squad next summer look slim.

In a clip from Amazon’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary Mourinho had called Alli “lazy”.

“You are f****** lazy,” Mourinho said.

Mourinho has since denied having a personal problem with the midfielder, but his game time has been limited.

And now Murphy thinks Rangers might be a good move for the 24-year-old.

“I’m not sure Dele would be up for it, but I thought maybe Stevie G at Rangers could persuade him to go there and win him the title,” Murphy told talkSPORT. “He’d play every week, score a lot of goals, get his confidence up and impress Gareth Southgate.

“There is an argument to say ‘would that be enough scoring at that level?’ because it is a drop down. But I don’t know. Maybe playing under Stevie is something that he would enjoy.”



Everton have also been mentioned as a destination for Ali after the Daily Mirror claimed he could move on next month.

And Murphy think’s Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton could also be a good fit for the former England man.

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“If you throw Dele Alli at his best into the mix with Richarlison, James (Rodriguez) and (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin that starts to sound very appealing (as a front four),” he told talkSPORT.

“Obviously, Everton’s problems more recently have been defensive but let’s look at it from an attacking point of view, what does Dele bring you when he’s at it?

“Tremendous movement off the ball, good finisher, good awareness in the box, assists were high in his first few seasons for Tottenham. He’s not become a bad player overnight. I’m not seeing him train so I can’t comment on that.

“I don’t know where his head’s at or what his attitude is like but if you are asking me to judge him on footballing talent that I’ve seen and the way he plays the game then I think that will be good business for Everton.

“If he’s not in a good place and it’s going to take him a while to get anywhere near, we are talking about a few months for any player to build his fitness and confidence back, then it’s not really that sensible a deal.”


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