Frank McAvennie claims Dele Alli should be much further along in his career as Tottenham prepare to sell him this summer. 

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists there has been little development from Alli recently.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club will listen to offers for Alli, 25, in the upcoming window.

This site understands Alli is difficult to manage behind the scenes and Spurs want to find a permanent buyer for him.

It is also understood his return to the fold under Ryan Mason was partly to showcase his talent to potential buyers at an opportune time.

Alli only started seven Premier League games for Spurs last season but five of those came in the last five games of the campaign.

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McAvennie claims Alli should be a lot further on in his career and should be producing top performances every week.

“Ability wise, there’s no problem,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Actually, I take that back, Alli should be a lot further on in his career than he is now. 

“He’s that kind of player where he should be playing right at the very top. He should be giving an eight out of ten every week. 

“Eight should be a bad game for him because he’s that good. He’s not going to go to the Euros. 

“If you think about where he was when he joined Spurs. He should be doing a lot better than he is now. 

“He should be world class. There has been no development for years.”

Alli contributed one assist during his flurry of appearances at the end of the season.

He has made 251 total appearances for Spurs since joining in 2015.

In other news, Tottenham are to appoint their new manager in days after three rounds of talks with a 47-year-old.