It’s fair to say that Dele Alli has struggled to replicate his incredible 2016/17 Premier League campaign this term.
Last season the 21-year-old netted 18 goals and assisted another seven in 37 league appearances, which ultimately led to many corners of the media linking him with a move away from Spurs in the not too distant future.
This term, as Spurs have had to come to terms with playing their home games at Wembley while White Hart Lane is rebuilt, the England international has only managed to scored three and assist three in 15 league outings.
He has struggled to really live up to the hype of last season while the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen continue to earn the plaudits for Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit.
Some Spurs fans are understandably getting frustrated with Dele Alli’s form at present but it will still come as an unwanted surprise to see that odds on him leaving Spurs in the January transfer window have shortened slightly.
According to Odds Checker, SkyBet have shortened odds on Dele Alli to leave Tottenham in January to just 9/1, with Real Madrid currently listed as 14/1 favourites to sign him if he is indeed allowed to leave.
Of course, it does look extremely likely that Alli will remain at the club until the summer at the very least, with SkyBet’s odds of him staying at Tottenham beyond January at 1/33.
But you just never know in today’s currently transfer market, particularly after Alli – valued at £54million by transfermarkt.com – netted twice in Spurs’ outstanding 3-1 victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League this season.
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