Mauricio Pochettino was recently announced as the new manager of the Ligue 1 club, and the Argentinian could help Alli rediscover the form that established him as one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League a few seasons ago.
After signing from MK Dons in 2015, the midfielder would enjoy a sensational debut season with the Lilywhites; contributing 10 goals and nine assists in 33 top-flight appearances, resulting in a 7.35 average rating.
That excellent form would continue for the next couple of seasons before his performances would begin to drop off in the 2018/19 season.
This season, however, he has found himself on the fringes of Jose Mourinho’s squad, having made just one start in the Premier League all season, with just 75 minutes of top-flight action under his belt.
Despite this, PSG are seemingly very keen on signing the 24-year-old on loan this month, and it could be the perfect place for Alli to play regular attacking football that would suit his style of play more than Mourinho’s current tactics.
It seems a win-win for Spurs as if Alli impresses with the French champions he could return a much more confident player next season, whilst also increasing his current transfer value of £34.2 million.
Spurs have scored 33 goals in the Premier League this season, compared to the 48 scored by PSG, so you could definitely argue that there will be more opportunity for Alli to contribute goals and assists playing in Pochettino’s side, where the competition is also perhaps not of as high a standard.
After impressing in Mourinho’s first game in charge of Spurs – a 3-2 win against West Ham in November 2019 – the Portuguese manager was full of praise for Alli, saying:
“(Alli’s) too good to not be one of the best players in the world and not playing with the national team.”
Unfortunately, he has not been able to maintain this form under the Portuguese manager and is clearly not happy with his current playing situation, so Levy must allow him to join PSG on loan this month, otherwise, we may never get to see Alli back to his best with the North London club.