'I'm Shocked' - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to Fabrizio Romano's Spurs transfer reveal
Dele Alli would be best advised to seek a new club after falling well down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, ex-Leeds United and Coventry City forward Whelan said it is clear from Jose Mourinho’s use of him that Alli’s days in north London are numbered.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder failed to make the Spurs matchday squad on Sunday despite the fact that Premier League clubs are now allowed to name nine substitutes.
Speaking on the Que Golazo Podcast, renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that it looks like Alli’s five-year spell with Spurs might be over.
Reacting to this latest update on Alli’s future, Whelan told Football Insider:
“I’m a little bit shocked, but then not so shocked because it’s been that way since Jose came into the club. There’s not been a great relationship between the two men.
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“From what you can see, he’s not been first choice in the midfield areas. He’s chosen other players over Dele Alli. I don’t think he’s been too impressed with his performances when he’s been given an opportunity.
“So no, it doesn’t surprise me. Maybe club and player need to go in different directions.”
Alli has amassed 37 England caps and was PFA Young Player of the Year in successive seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17
.Just two weeks ago, he was named in FIFA’s list of the top 55 players in world football.
Top-four rivals Everton have been touted as a possible destination, as have Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain.