European giants reignite interest in out-of-sorts Alli

    Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly rekindled their interest in Tottenham Hotspur misfit Dele Alli amid the player’s troubles in London.

    Once one of the brightest English talents, Alli has now become a scapegoat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Although he used to be one of Tottenham’s key players over the past few years, things have changed dramatically this season.

    Paris Saint-Germain tried to broker the midfielder’s transfer to the French capital last summer but only to see all of their efforts fall flat. In fact, Tottenham didn’t think twice before giving a negative response to PSG’s approach. Little did Spurs know Alli’s role in the team will dwindle, and he will become a bit-part player in Jose Mourinho’s system only months later.

    Meanwhile, PSG switched their attention over to other targets but found very little success in materializing any high-profile transfer. Danilo Pereira, Rafinha, and Moise Kean were the only players to join the club in the last transfer campaign. After an injury-hit start to the season, it’s become clear the reigning French champions need depth to remain competitive on multiple fronts.

    Danilo, who arrived from Porto in the summer, has quickly established himself as a permanent fixture in Thomas Tuchel’s set-up. However, Tuchel has opted to deploy the 29-year-old Portuguese star as a makeshift centre-back due to PSG’s injury problems on multiple occasions this term. So there will be room for reinforcement in the midfield department when the transfer window reopens for business.

    Having that said, the name of Dele Alli has returned to fashion, though this time around, the deal seems to be more feasible.

    The player has grown frustrated with his current life at Tottenham. Indeed, Mourinho has deemed Alli surplus to requirements, pushing the 24-year-old down to the bottom of the pecking order. The Englishman, who last found himself in Tottenham’s Premier League matchday squad in October, has made just a single league start this season.

    On the other hand, he had been regular in Spurs’ Europa League campaign before being left on the bench during Thursday’s 2-0 victory over Antwerp. But, with his first-team opportunities in the top-flight at a premium, Alli could embrace the prospect of joining PSG, or for that matter, any team that would offer him some regular game time.

    With EURO 2021 around the corner, Dele needs to rejuvenate his career to return in contention for Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming tournament. Well aware of Alli’s current status at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Les Parisiens will be looking to offer the out-of-sorts midfielder an escape route in the January transfer window.

    As reported by the Daily Mail, last season’s Champions League runners-up will launch a loan bid for the Englishmen this winter. According to the same source, the Ligue 1 heavyweights are confident Spurs will take the deal and let their outcast leave this time around. Yet, it’s still uncertain whether or not PSG are looking to include an option-to-buy clause in the transfer.


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