Alan Hutton still believes in Dele Alli’s qualities as a Premier League footballer, suggesting a move to West Ham United might help him get better.

Dele Alli has become a pale shadow of the player he once was under Mauricio Pochettino. Since the Argentine’s departure, the attacking midfielder has struggled to stay relevant in the Tottenham sides as he failed to make the grade under Jose Mourinho or Nuno Espirito Santo.

Even new boss Antonio Conte apparently does not rate him enough to hand him a significant role in the team. His situation has become concerning for those who rate the midfielder, as a move from Spurs seems possible in January.

There was an opportunity from PSG last January, which Spurs chairman Daniel Levy blocked. Alli hasn’t featured significantly since under any of the managers and Newcastle United are prepared to make a loan offer with an obligation to buy if they survive relegation.

There have been suggestions that Spurs are looking to move him on, either on loan or permanently either in January or next summer. David Ornstein of The Athletic confirmed Tottenham’s plans for Alli, and the midfielder might look to evaluate his options on the table as a parting of ways seems imminent.

Former Spurs defender Alan Hutton believes West Ham United could be the ideal destination for Alli. He told Football Insider the presence of David Moyes could benefit the attacking midfielder immensely to resurrect his dwindling career.

Hutton said, “For me, it’s the Premier League. He’s a Premier League player. He’s an England international, and he just needs to get back to that mentality. The clubs that he could go to? It’s a difficult one. I think a lot of it’s going to come down to the price tag. How much are Tottenham going to want for him?

“At the right price, you could have people like West Ham, these sorts of teams. Look at how they did with Jesse Lingard. I think that could be a good opportunity for him. It’s probably time he needs to move on, find a club, feel the love, get back to playing and work hard. Then that good player will come back out, I’m sure of it.

“David Moyes has done it throughout his whole career. He’s got so much out of certain players, even going back to his Everton days. You look at how much he got out of those players. Dele Alli’s had a tough couple of years, he needs to feel the love a little bit to get back to where he was at. I think Moyes could do that.”

With the January window not very far away, only time will tell what’s in store for Alli as he looks to resurrect his career.

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