REPORT: Paris Saint-Germain Open Talks to Sign Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Dele Alli

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Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to complete the signing of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli before deadline day.

According to Jason Burt, of The Telegraph, talks are underway. The England international has been left out of the last two Tottenham squads, something that has left his teammates stunned.

Paris Saint-Germain Looking to Sign Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Dele Alli

Tottenham Open to Letting Alli Go on Loan

It has been a busy week for Tottenham, who announced the signings of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale, both from Real Madrid on Saturday evening.

It doesn’t look like things are going to cool down as the transfer deadline approaches.

Alli, 24, appears to have fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho with his surprise omission from the last two matchday squads. It is claimed he was offered to Real Madrid as part of the Reguilon & Bale negotiations, Fabrizio Romano states that Real Madrid refused the offer to take Alli on loan.

It is reported that though it is not known as to what sort of transfer Paris Saint-Germain are proposing, Spurs appear open to letting Alli leave in an initial loan deal. The French side’s sporting director Leonardo may want to take advantage of that to see how his time in Paris pans out before embarking on a permanent transfer.

Fabrizio Romano adds that Alli has been offered to many clubs, so Paris Saint-Germain may need to act fast.

Lingard Could Replace Alli at Spurs

Alli is reportedly upset at being left out by Jose Mourinho. He also has interest from Inter Milan in Italy, though PSG have made the first move.

It looks as though, if Alli is to leave, Tottenham will move for Jesse Lingard, of Manchester United. Mourinho is familiar with Lingard from his time at Old Trafford. ESPN’s Rob Dawson claims a move is probably dependent on Alli leaving Spurs.

It appears that the belief may be that Alli isn’t giving his all for the shirt at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Something Jose Mourinho does not take lightly. If this is the case, Mourinho obviously believes Lingard gave his all for him at Old Trafford and could do the same again in the white shirt of Tottenham Hotspur.

Lingard finds himself in a similar, if not worse situation to Alli under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It’s claimed Solskjaer has told Lingard he wants to keep him and offered assurances as to how many minutes he’ll get on the pitch, however, Dawson also claims that despite being among the best performers in pre-season tests, Lingard was ignored for yesterday’s 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

The opportunities have been sparse for Lingard at his beloved boyhood club and perhaps it would be foolish to follow sentiment and ignore interest from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Alli and Lingard Comparison

Comparing the two players over the 2019/20 season, Dele Alli is comfortably ahead. He delivered an output of nine goals and six assists in 38 games, whereas Lingard produced just four goals and two assists in 40 appearances. That said, despite more appearances, Lingard experienced significantly fewer minutes – almost a thousand less to be exact.

Lingard has done more in less for England though. Scoring four goals in 24 games, compared to Alli’s output of three in 37.

It’s clear that on their day at least, these are two extremely talented footballers. But there are other issues preventing them from doing enough to receive the appreciation they might deserve. They find themselves in pretty similar situations. It might just pay for them both to find new environments to thrive within.

Not least Dele Alli, who could be part of an exciting forward line that includes Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in Paris.


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