After two unproductive seasons with his current employers, it now seems almost certain that Dele Alli will be leaving Spurs. The departure could come as early as January as Tottenham face the reality that he will not be the same player as the one that became an England regular.
It’s hard to pinpoint just why he has fallen so dramatically but three consecutive managers have given up hope of Dele returning to his best. Perhaps a change of scenery can make a difference and, with that in mind, here are five possible destinations for the England international.
It’s clear that Newcastle United will have to get seriously involved in the next transfer window. They may have new owners and a new manager but the Magpies currently have the same side that has plunged them into a relegation dogfight.
Newcastle remain as second favourites, just behind bottom of the table Norwich City, to drop down to the Championship at the end of 2021/22. Online sports betting operators affiliated with sbo.net supply those figures which offer little hope for Magpies’ fans.
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A range of funding methods can get that new account off the ground while additional sporting markets are also published so it’s not all about football. Newcastle United will continue to be assessed in the relegation betting but perhaps the arrival of Dele Alli could just change the situation.
At the start of the season, Inter Milan had to cope with an exodus of personnel, both on and off the pitch. They lost their manager Antonio Conte while a number of players departed the Nerazzurri for differing reasons.
One of the reasons for absence was extremely unfortunate and it involved a former teammate of Dele Alli. Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen is technically still at Inter but his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 makes a return extremely doubtful.
Dele has previously been linked with a switch to both Milan clubs and, when at his best, he can supply the goals and creativity that Eriksen is known for.
With Dele’s former boss Mauricio Pochettino now in charge at PSG, it’s obvious that the player is going to be linked with a move to Paris. Supporters of the French club would be concerned over his poor displays but Dele played his best football under Pochettino and he would fit into the set up if he can get back to that level.
It’s all about that potential: Dele is undoubtedly some way off his best but, when he was driving Spurs forward in the Champions League, he could have slotted into any side in the world.
The link to Wolves has largely come from comments made by pundit Paul Merson who suggested that Dele Alli would be a good fit. Merson doesn’t get everything right and there are no clear signs that the club are looking to make an offer but it’s certainly a plausible suggestion.
Wolves remain in the top half of the table but are desperately short of goals. Could Dele be the man to pull the strings behind the front men?
Having lost James Rodriguez in the summer, Everton were immediately on the hunt for a replacement attacking midfielder. It’s believed that there was interest in Donny van de Beek who has failed to nail down a regular place in the Manchester United squad but that has come to nothing so far.
A fit and firing Dele Alli would certainly fill that void that the Toffees are craving. If he does leave, there are suggestions that it may only be on a temporary loan basis but a switch from Spurs could give Dele the space he needs to find his form.
By: Richard Lauresta
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