Jermaine Jenas has suggested on BBC Sport that Dele Alli should leave Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
The former Tottenham star, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, believes that for Alli to play for England in the European Championship next summer, he needs to move on.
Jenas believes that all the signs are pointing to the 24-year-old England international leaving the North London outfit this summer.
Jenas told BBC Sport: “Everything Jose does is to get a reaction. I would be concerned if I was Dele. He has always been loved by everyone and every manager. No doubt that his form has dipped over the last 18 months, he knows that more than anybody.
“Two weeks ago I would have said, if I was Dele Alli, I would stay and dig in. But all the signs lead to getting him out of there. At the end of the season there’s the Euros – he would be desperate to get back in Gareth Southgate’s thoughts.
“The only way he is going to do that is by playing football and scoring goals again. Right now it doesn’t feel like Jose Mourinho or Spurs is the place for him. I’d be looking to move on now.”
Dele Alli’s situation
According to The Telegraph, Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Alli from Spurs in the summer transfer window.
As reported by BBC Sport, the former Milton Keynes Dons youngster was left out of Tottenham’s matchday squads against Southampton and Lokomotiv Plovdiv, but he did start against Shkendija in the Europa League qualifier on Thursday.
Stay or leave?
Alli has not been at his best for a while now, and perhaps Mourinho thinks that dropping the midfielder would motivate the Englishman.
The 24-year-old remains a very good player who has huge potential, and he should stay at Tottenham for at least one more season and fight for his place in the team.