'Heading for the transfer list' - Exclusive: Pundit blasts Tottenham 24-year-old after reveal
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli could be heading to the transfer list if he does not refind his form, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds ace delivered his verdict after the 24-year-old was left out of Spurs’ squad for their Europa League tie against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
There was speculation that he could have been part of the deal to bring Gareth Bale back to north London, but Football Insider revealed Daniel Levy had no intention of selling the England international.
Alli was dragged off at half-time by Jose Mourinho in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Everton in their Premier League opener last week.
Whelan believes the attacking midfielder’s form has been declining for 18 months and if he’s not careful he will be deemed surplus to requirements by Mourinho.
He told Football Insider: “He’s not the player he was a season-and-a-half ago.
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“He’s definitely lost form, he doesn’t look the same player, he’s not bringing the same amount of quality to a game.
“If you’re not able to produce the quality that the manager wants there’s a chance that you could go on the transfer list and they will let you go.
“He’s not done enough for me. He’s suffered from injuries and his form has really taken a dip when we know there’s a quality player there but at the minute he’s just not getting it out of him.”
Alli scored eight goals and provided four assists in 25 Premier League games for Spurs last season.
Since arriving in north London from MK Dons in 2015, the attacking midfielder has played 223 games across all competitions for the Lilywhites, netting 62 goals and contributing 55 assists.
In other Tottenham news, a top pundit has claimed Ryan Sessegnon is facing a potential exit after two Friday sightings.