Why Dele Alli should return on loan to MK Dons next season, if they are in the Championship

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Tottenham Hotspur signed Dele Alli in January, but should they send him back to MK Dons?

Alli arrived at White Hart Lane in the January transfer window for a fee of £5 million, as per the Mirror, and he immediately headed back to the League One side on loan for the remainder of the season.

The all-action midfielder has been playing exceptionally well for the Dons, and with just two games left of the campaign, Karl Robinson’s men sit just one point off the automatic promotion places.

They are vying with Preston for that last spot, otherwise a play-off campaign will ensue, and that brings no guarantees of securing a promotion to the Championship.

However, Spurs should be keen to see the Dons win promotion to the second tier, as it would allow Alli to return on loan to them, if he does not make the grade at White Hart Lane.

The youngster will undoubtedly be involved in Mauricio Pochettino’s pre-season plans, but the jump from League One is a big one, and the Argentine coach may believe that he needs a season of development in the Championship.

Alli, 19, has proven himself in the third tier, and so the next level of development would be in the Championship, and he would arguably prefer a return to MK Dons over any other club.

He is well suited to the set-up, and his role in Robinson’s side is to display his best talents on a frequent basis, whereas he would not be guaranteed first-team football if he was forced to go on loan to any other club.

He may be included in Pochettino’s Premier League squad, but if not a development loan to the Dons makes most sense. A promotion to the Championship works best for Spurs, as he will be learning his trade in a tougher division, but at a club where he is already a key player and will be guaranteed a top level development.

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