Michael Brown has backed Dele Alli to rediscover his form at Tottenham after Daniel Levy ruled out selling the attacking midfielder.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and Leeds United midfielder insists the 24-year-old is a “wonderful player” who is at a “great” club for him.
Football Insider revealed last week that chairman Levy has no intention of letting the England international leave north London after speculation he could have been used as a makeweight to re-sign Gareth Bale.
Brown, who came up against the Spurs star during his fledgeling days at MK Dons, insists he believes Tottenham is the right place for Dele if he can get enough playing time.
Brown told Football Insider: “He’s a great player, I really like Dele Alli, I’ve watched his career closely, played against him several times as he was coming through at MK Dons.
“He’s a wonderful player so hopefully he can play some games shortly. It’s a great club for him, he knows that but we’ll just see.
“You don’t always see eye to eye and sometimes there are these changes with managers, sometimes that might be the case. That’s what everyone’s insinuating but we’ll just see where it ends up, what sort of game time he gets.”
Alli has played 223 times for Spurs since his move to north London and was a mainstay for Jose Mourinho last season.
However, he was hooked at half-time against Everton and was left out completely for the Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
In other Tottenham news, a Football Insider pundit claims 24-year-old is “heading for the transfer list”.