José Mourinho needs to keep all options open considering the busy schedule. Disappointed midfielder connected with transferring to Paris Saint-Germain
Tottenham are hesitant to approve a move for Dele Alli in January. With his lack of game time, the 24-year-old midfielder is unhappy and his agents are considering the possibility of finding him a new challenge. In other words, if an interested club will pay a premium for a player struggling to recover his top level, Spurs are wondering if there is a demand to sell Alli this month – though they are not inclined to loan him out for fear of reducing their options for the second half of the season. Usually, José Mourinho prepared for his ‘greatest game’ as manager of SpursContinue readingJosé Mourinho, has lost one of his midfielders, Giovani Lo Celso, to a hamstring injury that will sideline him for much of the rest of the month and the manager knows that he will need to use his whole squad as games come thick and quick in four competitions. Mourinho used Alli in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal at Stoke on Dec. 23 when Lo Celso was out and is said to have also nominated him for the match against Fulham last Wednesday in the Premier League, only for the match to be postponed three hours before kickoff. It would have been Alli’s first start in the league since Everton’s opening weekend loss, and annoyingly for him, Mourinho then chose Harry Winks for Saturday’s win over Leeds instead of him. The hopes of Alli for a move this month seem to rest on the club signing on advantageous terms a new midfielder; they could get Christian Eriksen back on Internazionale loan, but it will be a hard deal to structure. Mourinho said he does not expect the squad to improve this month with the coronavirus seriously affecting revenues and on the back of a relatively big summer transfer.
Until June 2024, Alli is still under contract. “I don’t expect, no,” Mourinho said in this window last week of any transfer deals. “Times are not easy. In the summer, the club made a huge effort to try to create a strong team. Frankly, it would be a big surprise for me if anything good happened to us.
I have no feeling that I have the right to ask for something.