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Dele Alli needs to move away from Tottenham Hotspur after falling out of favour under Nuno Espirito Santo, former Premier League winger Trevor Sinclair told talkSPORT (28 October, 9am). 

It is not as if Nuno hasn’t tried

After finally succeeding Jose Mourinho following a drawn-out managerial search, the former Wolves boss insisted that Alli still had a part to play in North London.

And the manager was as good as his word, starting the England international in every one of Tottenham’s first six games of the new league campaign. 

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But then came that disastrous 45-minute display against Arsenal.

Alli was hauled off at half-time at the Emirates, put out of his misery after being blown away by a ferocious Gunners hurricane, and hasn’t been seen since. 

“I’ve been a huge fan of Dele Alli,” said Sinclair. 

“I remember probably last year when he said he was dropping all his commercial deals and said he wanted to concentrate on his football, get his head down and get back to the Dele we all once loved and really enjoyed watching as a footballer. 

“It’s not quite materialised.  

“He’s been through a few different managers at Tottenham now so you can’t point the finger and say: ‘Its the manager’. There’s one common denominator – it’s got to be the footballer.” 

Will Dele Alli ever revive his Tottenham career?

According to The Athletic, Tottenham are more open than ever to letting Alli leave the club he joined as a fresh-faced 18-year-old with the world at his feet in 2015.  

And Sinclair knows from experience that, sometimes, a change of scene can go a long way to breathing fresh life into a stalling career.  

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“I remember leaving QPR; the club got relegated, you lose a few players. You need someone to give you a little shock, get a new club and get you going again. I went across London to West Ham and straight away, boom, two goals (on my debut),” added the former England international. 

“I think he needs to move. 

“I wouldn’t say he’d be worth a lot of money. Maybe £20-odd million because he’s not done it for so long. He’s just gone a bit stale.” 

According to The Times, chairman Daniel Levy was demanding £100 million for Alli back in 2016; a fee that would have made him the most expensive footballer in the history of the Premier League. 

Has his value really depreciated by 80 per cent in the space of five years? Is that how far this potentially era-defining talent has fallen?

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