An update has emerged on Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, regarding Newcastle United’s pursuit of his services…
According to TEAMtalk, the Magpies have made an enquiry over a potential deal to sign the ex-MK Dons man in January.
The report claims that Antonio Conte’s side are open to offers for Alli, with the Toon Army hoping to strike a loan deal with an option to sign him permanently in the summer.
PIF must ensure that they are able to seal a deal to sign the midfielder as he would be phenomenal for Eddie Howe and could provide the quality they need to avoid relegation down to the Championship.
The England international has lost his way over the past 18 months, but a change of scenery could allow him to re-focus and motivate himself to get back to his best. His form for Spurs in his first few years for the club showed that his ceiling as a player is colossal.
Alli scored 37 goals and provided 26 assists in his first three Premier League campaigns for them, which shows that he has the requisite quality required to be a top player at this level. Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton previously compared him to two England legends as he heaped praise on the playmaker, saying:
“I’ve got to say that I loved Stevie G as a player and Scholesy but Dele Alli for his age is just a freak of a talent.
“I love his arrogance on the pitch, how clever he is in finding the positions that he does and his willingness to try everything. He is a real joy to watch.”
However, he has only scored one goal in the top-flight since the start of the 2020/21 season and this has presented Newcastle with the opportunity to swoop him away from White Hart Lane.
The £100k-per-week gem could be “phenomenal” for Howe if he is able to recapture the kind of form he has shown in the past. He could come in and chip in with vital goals and assists to win games for the Magpies and help them to move up the table, which is why they must work hard to get this deal over the line in January.
Taking him on loan with an option to sign him permanently also means that they can avoid major financial losses if he is unable to turn things around and play like the Alli of old. Therefore, it could be an ideal transfer for Newcastle both in terms of the potential benefits on and off the pitch.