'I heard Chris Sutton say he may go to Villa' - Exclusive: Phillips on Spurs superstar news
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is more likely to end up at a club abroad than to move to a Premier League team this window, according to Kevin Phillips.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former European golden shoe winner believes the price tag of Alli would mean many Premier League clubs would be priced out of a deal.
Fabrizio Romano claimed last week that the attacker has been offered to multiple clubs and Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with his agents.
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
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton suggested on BBC Radio 5 Live that Alli could go to Aston Villa to prove himself after a difficult campaign last season.
However, Phillips believes, given the choice, the England international would choose PSG over a move to Villa Park.
He told Football Insider: “It’s a tough one. Did I see this coming? Yes, I did. I’ve said all along he’s a good player but there’s just something not right there at Spurs with him and Mourinho. I don’t see him as a Mourinho type player if I’m being honest.
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“Where can he go in the Premier League? I heard Chris Sutton say the other day he might go to Villa. I think the player, with no disrespect to Aston Villa, if he had the choice between PSG and Aston Villa, he would choose PSG.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he pitches up abroad somewhere and goes away from the Premier League.
“75% of the Premier League teams would love to have him but they’d have to pay for it and he’d cost a lot of money.
“With the climate that we’re in at the moment who could afford to do it? Probably PSG or somewhere abroad is more likely a destination, if he leaves.”
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