Newcastle United could seal 'amazing' Alli deal after source update - pundit

By Kevin Phillips

23rd Jan, 2022 | 12:40pm

Alli told 'to leave' Tottenham after 'amazing' update on Newcastle pursuit - pundit

Kevin Phillips has insisted Dele Alli “needs to leave” Tottenham as Newcastle United plot a swoop for the midfielder.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League striker said the 25-year-old would be “an amazing signing” for the Magpies if he rediscovers his best form.

Alli could leave Spurs this month having failed to make a lasting impact on Antonio Conte.

A source with knowledge of Alli’s situation told Football Insider (22 January) that the player is “very keen” to move to St. James’ Park to reignite his career.

It is understood that Newcastle have opened preliminary talks with Spurs over a deal for the 37-times England international.

Eddie Howe’s side want to sign an attacking midfielder before the window shuts and have also tried to sign Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on a potential move for Alli, Phillips said:

“If Howe can get the best out of him then he would be an amazing signing. But there’s question marks.

“They would need him to prove his fitness and be consistent. The Dele Alli of three years ago was one of the best players in the Premier League. I question whether they would get that version of Dele Alli.

“I have always said that he needs to leave Tottenham. He needs a fresh challenge. A fresh start. Perhaps Newcastle is a place where he could get that.

“Maybe they could get the best out of him. It could be a great signing but I’d be cautious. Newcastle need a player who is going to dig in and fight.”

In other news, a pundit has predicted Newcastle could seal as many as four more signings this month after £35million update.