Tottenham urged to make Alli call with midfielder’s career at crossroads

Date published: Saturday 5th June 2021 9:59 - Sam Charlton

Dele Alli, Tottenham midfielder's future in doubt, TEAMtalk

Tottenham have been told to sell troublesome Dele Alli and boost their summer transfer budget so they can freshen up their squad ahead of next season. 

After another difficult season, Alli’s future remains under some doubt. The midfielder made just 16 starts in all competitions and scored only three goals as he failed to win over ex-boss Jose Mourinho. More opportunities came his way after the Portuguese coach was sacked, but he was still unable to make much impact.

The 25-year-old has since admitted that 2020/21 was the most difficult year of his career. And after he came close to departing for PSG in January, it has been put forward that starting afresh elsewhere could be beneficial.

Former Spurs ‘keeper Paul Robinson recently argued that new surroundings would get the best out of him once again.

Now, Danny Mills has explained why he feels a switch away from the North London club is needed- citing the disruptive impact he has on the squad.

Asked if it is time for Alli to leave by Football Insider, he said: “Yes. If it’s not working, you can’t have mavericks in a team game. If somebody’s upsetting the team ethic you have to move them on.

“Maybe he needs a fresh challenge, we’ve said it many times.”

Alli can fund Tottenham deals

On the back of a disappointing campaign and with the departure of Harry Kane a real possibility, Tottenham may be busy in the transfer window as they look to rebuild next term.

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus is one player being linked. Defensive options are also being eyed, with Lyon’s Joachim Andersen their number one target to reinforce their backline.

And raising funds for those incomings is another reason to let Alli go, according to Mills.

“You can sell him on and bring good money in,” he added.

“You could possibly bring in a couple of players in off the back of selling Dele Alli.”

READ MORE: Tottenham’s hopes of appointing Antonio Conte as their new permanent boss appear to be over after negotiations broke down.

 

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