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“As it stands, no one wants him” Pundit says Tottenham will struggle to offload underperforming star
By Bruce Grove -

Former West Ham star, Frank McAvennie believes Tottenham will struggle to sell Dele Alli unless his performance improves.

The midfielder seems closer to the Tottenham exit door as he struggles for form at the club.

They refused to sell him last year, but Football Insider reported recently that they could be open to cashing in on him in the summer.

This is because he has become difficult to manage and is one of the worst trainers in the club.

This development should have prompted several top clubs to show interest in his signature, but that hasn’t happened.

McAvennie says he has nothing to offer any club at the moment and for the good of Spurs, in terms of making good money from his sale, his form has to improve.

He adds the midfielder is in a strange situation at the moment because he needs to get better to get a move away from Tottenham and if he gets better, they might decide to keep him.

“The thing with Alli is, no one will sign you if you aren’t doing it,” McAvennie told Football Insider.

“If you aren’t performing then no one will come and sign you, it’s as simple as that. As it stands, no one wants him.

“A few years ago, you were saying ‘Alli, what a talent’. Now look at him, he’s gone backwards.

“He always has that bounce under a new manager but then fades. The talent must still be there, you don’t lose that.

“He needs to perform if he wants to get that move away. But if he does start playing well then Tottenham might keep him.

“It’s a strange one. They can’t sell him when he’s playing like this, surely?”

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Finn
Finn
1 month ago

I think we all had high hopes for Dele, but he’s simply not delivered and in my opinion this is down to him. There’s a saying that you don’t criticise and try to change the person, you criticise and try to change behaviours, but with this guy the behaviour is a direct result of the person and the person is no damn good!

Dele has enough raw talent to have elevated him to where he is, but rather than apply himself with graft and honest effort to make the best use of that talent, he used it to take short cuts. At 19, 20, 21 even 22, talent and youth can suffice, but you have to start working and growing your talent for when that spring green of youth starts to wane and honest toil replaces it in being the vehicle for your talent.

Dele Alli has taken short cuts and is now trying to beat the “too little too late” odds. He’s cheated at training, he’s cheated his team-mates and he’s cheated us: now he’s just cheating. Two penalties, one a blatant dive and the second played for, with no honest effort being made to actually try to score.

Add the sly and sneaky fouls and obstructions and the picture just gets clearer and clearer: he’s a weak-willed slacker who will cheat rather than compete with honest effort. That is who he is – the behaviour is simply a reflection of that. What I also find amazing is that he has probably the best example of where hard work will get you, playing right next to him!

He was waning under Poch, Jose very quickly saw through him and he’s now being give a dog’s chance with Nuno so Levy can try to cash in.

The problem goes deeper though. We are seeing a rot at the club and I can’t help but feel that there are a few players in the squad who need to be cut out to save the rest – Dele Alli is one of these.

Naturally the road leads back to Levy (and I whole-heartedly endorse Legoverlass’s post), who won’t get rid of the dross because the market has dipped and he can’t realise yesterday’s prices.

Of course the ever greedy, avaricious gnome, cannot see that by cutting away the deadwood the remaining timber will likely thrive and increase in value…

Last edited 1 month ago by Finn
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Finn

I think it was the amazing Poch that got him to perform. Probably no other manager ever will. The whole team over performed under that guy. It was a sad day when Levy shot himself in the foot and sacked the Poch just to save a few million in the transfer market. It’s cost him a helluva lot more in the long run. What an ass hole.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Spurs 3, Villa 1

Last edited 1 month ago by Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Dele hat trick ?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

We have the same problem with Ndombele.. No club will pay good money for him, plus he’ll want 200k a week at his new club. These shirkers and cop outs will be hard to move on.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

Of the pair, Dele or N’Belly, I think we’re more likely to get a tune out of the latter, Mourinho was able to last season. The former is a lost cause imo.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Both are lost in my opinion.. Dele started out amazing. Beating greats like Gerrard Lampard Scholes to his first 50 goals in his first few seasons. He was hungry and aggressive. His numbers were impressive. Remember he was playing as a number 10 really, the second striker behind Kane. Tintin sat deeper and Botch liked one or two defensives midfielders deeper again.. Dele never had to defend then….. Now under Jose and NES he is playing much deeper. That CM role you need to defend and do everything well. You need to be a warrior and up for battles. Dele isn’t this… He has put muscle on in the summer but he’s not using it to bully players around like he should be…. Ndombele has had 3 seasons now and can still not manage 90 minutes.. He has achieved nowhere near Deles early numbers.. 200k a week and he struggled to get fit under Mourinho.. What motivation does he need? Waste of time and money.

Cali
Cali
1 month ago

Levy spin machine starting to blame Mourinho for Ali’s abysmal form saying he is traumatised him badly and Mr Dele is suffering it’s effects. they start their propaganda for Spurs going to get Marcelo Brozovic from Inter they desperately trying to divert attention since the Master Baldy is on the spotlight, sacking Nuno if he loses Villa game won’t solve anything the egomaniac is in the spotlight no where to hide you just can’t keep on blaming managers and sacking them forever. Levy’s involvement the football side of the business is the mother and source of Spurs problems it has to be dealt with once and for all

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

Levy has traumatised all Spurs fans badly, can we get compensation?

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

It’s the tache…nobody will buy him especially with that.
The commentator said , “who writes his scripts” when Ronaldo scored yesterday apparently. Same as his debut they said the same. It’s in ya face.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
1 month ago

There was another line in the man u game , at 1-1, i think Greenwood missed, “He’s fluffed his lines”.
Couple of other commentator comments at 1-1 persuaded me to piled on Ronaldo to score winner> A nervous last 5 mins but soo obvious

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

Another one who will run down his contract and walk for nothing.Well done baldy.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Terminate his contract. He is costing more to the club paying him to play.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago

A club with proper owners and everyone on the same hymn sheet. Winning is the only metric for a football club and its supporters. This shows us all what ENIC and Levy have achieved in destroying our football club. Imagine our stadium with this type of fan engagement and atmosphere knowing the entire organisation was committed to winning.

https://youtu.be/kNoxVcFZSy8

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Oh look…. another Levy lemon. Who’d of thought that yet another player is worthless.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

When you consider Eriksen was still a very decent player and he only went for 15m,” because of his contract only having a year left to run. What was that about Levy being a ‘master mind’ when it came to transfers? Such cr*p, it really is…

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Didn’t Levy value him at £60 million at some point 😂

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

You are joking. He valued him at north of £130 mill based on the price that Liverpool received for Coutinho. He valued Alderweireld at £80 million and Dembele at £35 million despite the fact that he was clearly crocked. In the end, Spurs received circa £30 million for the three. Never mind, he is a genius in the transfer market and probably paid himself a bonus.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I was being conservative 😂 He only cost £5 mill for a reason. Never did understand that stupid song they sing about him (Dele) He’s had moments in the sun by over all he’s always been overrated in my book.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

When he went there was only six months left on his contract.

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago

Levy has told Nuno to play him in the hope that his value climbs and Levy can cash in. The fact that he is like playing with 10 men every match is of no importance to Levy. Of course, that didn’t cut muster with Mourinho who saw him for what he was. He cost shirt buttons so just flog him and Levy will still be quids in. Of course, the problem is that Levy will then have to “invest” in a quality replacement rather than just use the money from his sale and that is a toxic prospect for the little Napolean.

Sonificent
Sonificent
1 month ago

Frank’s Master’s Degree in stating the bloody obvious comes in useful again.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 month ago

In a certain person’s mind Dele is still an England player who goes to the World Cup Finals, scores twenty goals a season for his club and promises to get even better as he isn’t in his prime years yet. He is valued at a minimum £80 million.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Levy fails to understand that these players had inflated values when Poch was there, since he’s been gone they’ve at least halved. Possibly this is their actual level and actual market value, Pochettino created an illusion and Daniel refuses to face the reality. Not surprising, considering he was the one that failed to back him and then sacked him…

Last edited 1 month ago by Easty
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

I think /levy’s rapido sacking days are over, his reputation has now spread far and wide and everyone knows the job is toxic. He has checkmated himself the gormless little twerp.

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