Watching Spurs eventually beat Royal Antwerp last night was mainly a frustrating business although there was a few light moments such as when Harry Winks went off and proceeded to head straight down the tunnel. Just as when Dele Alli had previously ‘vanished’ from the bench and sooner after returned, having nipped off to grab a warmer coat, the commentators made reference to how such incidents might prompt journalists to begin busily typing stories of fury and desire to quit the club.
Bang on cue at half past ten last night, we had Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail eager to tell us PSG would be back in, looking to loan Dele Alli next month. “PSG are confident they can sign Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli on loan in the January window” wrote Sami, probably even before the players had got home and slipped into their jim-jams.
My understanding from a source close to the club is that Spurs would find selling Dele far more preferable, and this was why the suggestion of loans were rebuffed in the summer.