Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has exclusively told Football FanCast that Dele Alli would have been left disappointed that he wasn’t allowed to leave on loan in January – especially following a similar situation involving Jesse Lingard.
Alli, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week, and Lingard, who were regulars for England at the World Cup, had been frozen out at Tottenham and Man United, although the latter joined West Ham on loan in January, with his outstanding form leading to an England recall.
But Alli has started just one Premier League game since the opening day of the season and hasn’t played a single minute since Spurs’ Europa League exit last month, appearing just twice in the league since starting against Fulham, with one of those outings being for a single minute against Everton.
Alli was strongly linked with PSG in January, although with Tottenham unable to sign a replacement, the north London outfit blocked his move to the French capital at the last minute.
And Fry told Football FanCast that Alli staying at Tottenham in January was a mistake.
“Well, he’ll be so disappointed and I think Daniel will as well. I think everyone in the Tottenham camp rates Dele Alli so highly.
“He’s proved for Tottenham and England what a great player he is. I don’t think he was given a fair chance under Mourinho.
“If he played him he’s the first one to be taken off. So what’s happened behind the scenes?
“All I know is it’s a terrible waste of talent for Tottenham and England that Dele Alli isn’t playing regularly.”