Dele Alli is reportedly open to joining Newcastle United as his future at Tottenham under Antonio Conte looks bleak.
According to Football Insider, Dele Alli could consider an approach from Newcastle United, as he looks to move away from Tottenham to resurrect his dwindling career. The Magpies could yet make a late move for the English midfielder, with Tottenham open to his departure.
Dele Alli’s form has rapidly regressed in the last few years. While his talent is evident, the output from the attacker has been awful for the most part, with Spurs growing tired of his inefficient performances this season.
Tottenham are actively considering selling the 25-year-old either this window or the next, with Antonio Conte increasingly frustrated with his displays. Despite being given repeated chances, Alli has not delivered on his promise.
If he is shown the door, there is no shortage of options for the midfielder, with Everton becoming the latest club to show an interest. There has been significant interest from other Premier League clubs such as Newcastle United and West Ham United, but the most viable option could be the Magpies.
While Newcastle United are keen on bolstering their defensive options, a move for a player like Alli could still happen very late in the window. They might be keen on a loan move for the English attacker, hoping he performs better before making a permanent move at the end of the season.
The Magpies had contacted Tottenham about signing Alli earlier in the window; the links have since gone cold as the club focuses its efforts on targets to bolster other departments. However, the recent story indicates the midfielder might be open to joining Newcastle this month to resurrect his career.
Alli certainly needs to play regularly to regain his lost form. And with Newcastle United considering the prospect of setting up a late offer for Alli, a transfer could be on the cards. While their major target is to avoid relegation this season, the midfielder’s qualities could come in handy during the battle.