Daniel Levy Rules Out Dele Alli Move From Tottenham
Levy Fears Leaving Squad Short
It seemed likely that Dele Alli would be leaving during the transfer window, but chairman Daniel Levy has reassessed his options. Levy is worried that the squad could suffer an injury crisis or be forced to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19, leaving manager Jose Mourinho short of options.
But now, with an injury to Giovanni Lo Celso and another to Tanguy Ndombele or Gareth Bale a real possibility, Levy and Mourinho are in need of an in-depth squad.
The other issue is that of homegrown players in the Europa League. Rules state that squads must include eight homegrown players with four having come through the academy. Spurs have 11 that have featured this season, one of which is Alli, but four are under the age of 20 with a lack of experience or game time.
Alli Needs to Improve and Take His Tottenham Chance
The lack of game time has promoted the England international to consider his options, and former boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring him to Paris.
Alli has managed just 12 appearances in all competitions this season, with just 74 minutes from four outings coming in the Premier League.