Kevin Phillips has suggested that Jose Mourinho may sanction the sale of Dele Alli this summer after the Tottenham attacker was left out of the squad that won at Southampton today.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the return of Gareth Bale has pushed the 24-year-old down the pecking order at Spurs.
Alli did not make the squad for today’s 5-2 win at St. Mary’s or the midweek Europa League victory after Football Insider revealed that Jose Mourinho had told him to stay behind at the club’s Enfield headquarters after training on Wednesday.
Dele Alli has been offered to many clubs on last few days. #THFC want him out after signing Gareth Bale. Real Madrid refused to get him on loan as part of the deal. PSG are in talks with his agents and considering him [as per @JBurtTelegraph]. Other clubs also in the race. 🚨
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 20, 2020
Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Alli is surplus to requirements in North London while The Telegraph report that Paris Saint-Germain are currently in talks with the player’s agent.
When asked by Football Insider if the Lilywhites would be making a mistake if Alli was allowed to leave, Phillips said: “I like Dele Alli but I am not a big fan of his.
“He has impressed me on numerous occasions but I haven’t seen that consistency from him and I want to see that at 24. I would like to see Dele Alli succeed because at times he has been fantastic.
“Mourinho being the way he is, if an offer came in which he felt was right for the club it would not surprise me if Spurs let him go.
“Gareth Bale can play in that position just behind Harry Kane and I would play Bale over Alli.”
Alli’s 223 appearances for Spurs have yielded an impressive 62 goals and 55 assists having joined the club at the age of just 19.
He has four years remaining on his current contract in at the north London-club.
In other Tottenham news, Michael Brown has told Football Insider where Gareth Bale may fit into Jose Mourinho’s side.