Paul Robinson fears Dele Alli’s blocked departure from Tottenham could cause dressing room unrest in north London.
The former White Hart Lane favourite, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 24-year-old would have been desperate to leave the club in search of game time with the European Championship fast approaching.
Alli remained at Spurs beyond Monday night’s transfer deadline despite PSG’s numerous attempts to bring the attacking midfielder to the French capital on loan.
Fabrizio Romano revealed on deadline day that the England international was pushing for a move to PSG to reunite with his former manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, Daniel Levy is widely reported to have blocked Alli’s exit, which was revealed by Football Insider on 3 December.
When asked by Football Insider for his verdict, Robinson said: “It could cause dressing room unrest, yes it could.
“It was a strange decision because it has been a strange situation for a while now. There is a reason Mourinho won’t put him in his squad.
“When the players on the pitch are not performing, like against Brighton, and you cannot tell me that an in-form Dele Alli would not have had an influence on that game. His forward runs, passing and vision are an asset to anybody.
“It is very difficult for Alli now because he needs game time if he wants to go to the European Championship. He will miss out if things stay the same.
“He needs to force his way into this team, however that may be. Worryingly there seems to be four or five players ahead of him now though.”