BT Sport pundit: 'Very popular' Tottenham mainstay is replaceable - hints at summer exit
Former Tottenham midfielder and current BT Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas has said that star midfielder Dele Alli is replaceable and that he would not be surprised to see him leave the club in the summer.
Alli has been a mainstay in the side since arriving from MK Dons and has 131 appearances for Spurs under his belt, scoring 41 goals and chipping in with 36 assists.
His time at the north London club also earned him his first England caps, and with 22 outings to his name is a well established member of the Three Lions’ squad, with .
However, Jenas suggests that the 21-year-old is not a crucial member of the squad as the liked of Harry Kane are, and that manager Mauricio Pochettino could find someone to take his place if he were to leave.
He told British magazine GQ: “If I was going to guess, I would say Dele Alli might go.
“I don’t think that is something that Spurs fans will want to hear, because he is a very popular player.
“But if the new stadium does exert some financial pressures on the club, Dele is the kind of player that Spurs could replace.
“Dele is without doubt a brilliant player and I am sure he will go on and play for another top team, but in the area he plays in he is replaceable.”
This season has seen Alli make 35 appearances across all competitions, scoring nine goals and setting up 12 assists for his team mates, including an incisive through ball for Kane’s goal in the 2-2 draw against Juventus on Tuesday.
He was the Premier League’s top scoring midfielder last season as he helped Spurs finish as runners up to runaway champions Chelsea, scoring 18 times, more than the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Eden Hazard.
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