Opinion: Spurs should reject ‘expected’ £6m deadline day offer

Tottenham Hotspur are ‘expecting’ a transfer deadline day approach for Dele Alli from Paris Saint-Germain, with the Daily Mail stating the French giants will offer £6 million to take the midfielder on loan for the season. 

The Spurs playmaker’s future at the North London club has been a source of major speculation after Jose Mourinho relegated the 24-year-old to the fringes of his squad. 

With the transfer window closing at 11pm on Monday night, Tottenham potentially have a decision to make over Alli. 

While a £6m fee would be a welcome boost to Spurs’ coffers and be tempting for Daniel Levy to accept, it should be rejected if the club is serious about competing on all fronts in 2020-21. 

Alli’s introduction from the bench in the 6-1 drubbing of Manchester United on Sunday shows that Mourinho still has the Tottenham star in his plans. 

Bringing him into the game while Spurs were so dominant, as he did against Maccabi Haifa on Thursday night, is a clear indication that the manager is trying to rebuild the attacking midfielder’s confidence – not push him out of the squad. 

Regardless of Gareth Bale’s arrival, Alli still can have a role to play for Tottenham and the club has four competitions to feature in this season, with fixtures piling up already. 

Alli has played a big role in Spurs’ progression in recent years – keeping him at the club in the hunt for silverware makes sense.