Paul Robinson has claimed the next manager of Tottenham will have a “huge say” on whether Dele Alli stays beyond the summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former White Hart Lane number one claimed the 25-year-old’s future will be high on the priority list of whoever succeeds Jose Mourinho at Spurs.
Alli has been reintroduced into the starting XI under caretaker boss Ryan Mason after he was frozen out by the recently sacked Mourinho.
Football Insider understands Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a big fan of the attacking midfielder and believes he has a long-term future at the club.
Robinson suggested the next manager of the club will need to hold talks with Alli regarding his future after a winter of intense transfer speculation.
“One of the reasons Jose was sacked is because Levy valued the players in his squad more than the manager,” he told Football Insider.
“You could see the likes of Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale all drifting away from the manager. The last thing the club want is a mass exodus in the summer. That was part of the decision.
“Alli has come straight back into the reckoning under Ryan Mason and it speaks volumes for the situation there.
“The next manager appointed will have a huge say on Alli’s future. The first job is to have a discussion with Harry Kane and try and get him to stay and then it is Alli and Bale.”