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Pundit gives his opinion on Dele Alli and invokes Pochettino
By Bruce Grove -

Talksport’s Adrian Durham believes that Jose Mourinho has broken Dele Alli’s heart and the Englishman needs to leave Tottenham as soon as possible.

The attacking midfielder has struggled to play for the club this season as he continues to be on a poor run of form.

He started the season in the club’s first league game against Everton, but he was removed at half time and that has been the case on two other occasions this season.

Durham believes that Alli is better than that and he reckons that he is a victim of collateral damage.

Spurs hired Mourinho as their manager so that he can win trophies for them, and Alli has become one of the players that will be sidelined for the manager to achieve that goal.

Durham reckons that if Manchester United eventually makes Mauricio Pochettino their new manager, Alli might end up at Old Trafford.

“Now has come the time to break the ties with Tottenham Hotspur and move on for a different challenge, wherever that may be,” began Durham.

“If there is a vacancy at Man United and Pochettino gets the job, I can see him taking Dele Alli there and revitalising him.

“Dele Alli has had his football heart broken by Jose Mourinho.

“What Jose needs to do to take the steps forward to take Tottenham where he wants to go, then there will be collateral damage along the way – and Dele Alli is part of that.

“So Dele Alli now has to sit down and look at himself and say, ‘hang on a minute, I have been, in my time, one of the Premier League’s better players. For a couple of seasons I was magnificent, and I want to get back to that. So I need to seek a move’.

“Whether that is abroad or to another Premier League club – whatever it is – clearly Mourinho doesn’t want him, so he won’t care where he goes.

“And I don’t think Mourinho will stand in his way either.

“I think they’d even accept something like £30/£25m for him.”

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Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
11 months ago

But, manure at their best don’t buy players like Dele, they buy the opposite of players like Dele. If I was a red manc and Podge came in with Dele I’d see it as another sign of my club’s slow demise. That said, I’d sell him to the highest bidder at any point.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

We’re listening to Adrian Durham now? God help us all.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
11 months ago

As the best young player in the country 2 years running Dele has more value than £30m. That is close to what Everton paid for Tosun, therefore he may not have progressed but Spurs should be mindful of getting rid too cheap. Dele has had plenty of opportunities to do well, 3 seasons worth. One of the worse things a fan can see is a player not fitting in to the plan, looking out of place around the other players, but the manager persisting with them. Reggie, Tobes, Hojbjerg, Son and Kane are regularly setting the standard this season. Dier, Bale, Ndombele and Lo Celso are not far behind. Lloris has rarely been called upon so he cannot be lambasted in any way. The rest are cannon fodder unless they step up. Winks, Doherty, Serge, Davies, Sanchez, Moura and Vinicius are not impressing me and I know squad players are needed, but they need to be able to deliver. There is no hiding place for players in Jose’s team. Good.

Cabspur
Cabspur
11 months ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

Pammy didn’t get a mention but this season if fit he has been also decent.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
11 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Yes, the forgotten man. He’s doing well, amazing what being fit for more than 28 minutes can mean! I’d definitely put him in the Dier and Tanguy bracket. When he comes on as a sub he looks dangerous, he is very direct which scares defenders. As does his tackling! Great attitude though.

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