PSG ‘sure to sign Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham this month’ with Mauricio Pochettino keen to reunite with underprivileged Englishman… and ‘Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus could replace him’
- Mauricio Pochettino worked with Dele Alli for five years during his time at Spurs
- Alli has struggled for minutes under Spurs manager Jose Mourinho this season
- He is desperate to play and a loan to PSG could still happen before Monday
- German midfielder Florian Neuhaus is an option to replace Alli at Tottenham
PSG are still confident of landing underprivileged Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli on loan before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.
Alli, 24, has fallen down the Spurs pecking order under Jose Mourinho this season and has not started in the Premier League since the opening day loss to Everton in September.
With former boss Mauricio Pochettino now in the hot seat of the French champions, a loan move would apparently work for all parties and the Argentina manager is determined to reunite with the England international, according to The mirror.
Mauricio Pochettino (R) is keen to reunite with Dele Alli (L) at PSG before the end of the month
Alli is out of favor with current Spurs boss Jose Mourinho and is desperate to play this season
The report details that any loan deal would not come with an option to buy, but the player himself is desperate to play in the second half of the season and boost his chances of featuring at Euro 2020 this summer.
Meanwhile, he adds that Tottenham are monitoring various replacements for Alli should he leave before Monday’s deadline.
One option in this department is Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, who joined the Bundesliga club in 2017 from 1860 Munich.
The 23-year-old made his international debut for Germany in October and scored on his first cap against Turkey, having become a key player for his club since emerging into the first team in 2018.
Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus (R) is an option as a replacement for Spurs’ Alli
Alli, meanwhile, has seen his career stall this season, having thrived under Mourinho when he first took charge last season.
He didn’t make the matchday squad for the FA Cup fourth round win over Wycombe on Monday after failing a late fitness test, and has started just six times in all competitions this season.
Ahead of the Wycombe clash, Mourinho didn’t respond when asked if he expected Alli to still be at the club after the January transfer window closed.
Alli enjoyed a great working relationship with Pochettino for five years at Tottenham
‘The reason he hasn’t played or been involved at Sheffield United [on January 17] was all about the [tendon] injury he has,” Mourinho said.
“It won’t hold him back for weeks and weeks but it won’t allow him to fully train with the team.” This is the situation for now.
The 24-year-old is said to be keen to reunite with Pochettino, who developed him from a 19-year-old signing from MK Dons in 2015 to one of the Premier League’s rising stars during his time at Tottenham.