On Saturday, Spurs fans rejoiced as Gareth Bale made his highly-anticipated return but the North London club’s summer spending means Dele Alli’s exit is looking more likely.
Over lockdown, fans relived the hype of Dele Alli’s top form under then new-Tottenham gaffer Jose Mourinho with the release of Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’.
The 24-year-old secured three goals and three assists in his first four games for The Special One. However, Mourinho wasn’t initially sold by Alli as he called him out for his ‘laziness’ in training.
Fast forward to Sunday, the England international was left out of the squad as they thrashed Southampton 5-2 at St Mary’s.
During his pre-match interview when asked about his exclusion, the Spurs’ boss explained that he is spoilt for choice:
We have too many players for some positions and some of them are paying the price for this.
His absence has fuelled rumours that Alli will leave after five years at the club, with Ligue 1 champions PSG leading the way to sign the midfielder.
Tottenham travel to Leyton Orient on Tuesday in the third round of the EFL Cup and Mourinho has confirmed that Alli will feature in the squad:
He will play Tuesday, he needs to show how good he is.
Fans have not seen the midfielder’s last game however his future at the club is far from set in stone.