Why Tottenham should not send Dele Alli out on loan next season

A recent Tottenham Hotspur signing would be better off remaining in North London next season.

The Premier League season is not even over yet and already fans have one eye on summer transfers and potential line-ups for the upcoming campaign.

One such player who has generated plenty of column inches in recent times is Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli – and this even before he has pulled on a Spurs shirt for the first time.

Alli signed for Tottenham from MK Dons back in January in a £5million deal, but he remained on loan at the League One side for the rest of the campaign and only now can turn his attention to impressing in North London.

But the 19-year-old is already being linked with another loan move, with MK Web claiming Birmingham City are interested and the Sun claiming earlier this month that Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Fulham and the Dons themselves were all keen on taking Alli on loan next season.

Despite all the alleged suitors, Tottenham would be wise to keep Alli at the club and watch him develop close at hand.

That way they can give him the chances to bed in with his new teammates and feature in some of the many games Spurs will again be playing next season.

Alli has already shown what he can do and sending him back out on loan to do it all again, even at a slightly higher level, will make little sense when Tottenham have already proved they are not averse to giving youth a chance.

With Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Eric Dier all impressing this season, why can’t Alli and Alex Pritchard do the same thing 12 months on?

Yes, Alli is young, but he is also supremely talented and Tottenham must keep him close and give him chances soon, rather than spending another season being shown from afar what they already know.

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