Dele Alli > PSG deal is *not* happening. Definitely collapsed. The player was pushing to leave Spurs but Tottenham refused to let him go because they didn’t find a replacement. It’s over. ⛔️ #psg #thfc #spurs #DeadlineDay https://t.co/j9qEIjAi75— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 1, 2021
There’s a fair amount of face saving and generosity with the truth doing the rounds at the moment, in an auction house this process is kept short and sweet, as the auctioneer keeps on hand on his gavel and asks the bidders if there are any more bids, all in and fair warning… during a transfer window we get agents feeding the press a tale of Danny Rose still being in two minds about Turkey, and Spurs needing a replacement for Dele Alli, a player who couldn’t buy a game at Spurs, even if he owned the Bank of England.
Fabrizio is a tremendously well connected chap, but only with agents, and a source close to the club tells me that Dele Alli isn’t going anywhere because PSG want a deal that suits them – and less so Tottenham. If a loan spell worked, then they would like a price in writing, so they feel that they aren’t wasting their time. My understanding is that Levy is unable to provide a price that is agreeable to the French side. So no dice.
Spurs have replacements already for Dele, Lo Ceslo and Bergwijn. It’s a ridiculous excuse, but Tottenham have to try at least to make Dele sound valuable.
Dele Alli staying is not a good thing. It is a divisive thing. It’s £100,000 a week out the door, and it’s another stick to beat Mourinho with.