Graham Roberts has backed Dele Alli to snub potential moves away and return to the form he showed in his early days at Tottenham Hotspur.
Alli fell out of favour under previous boss Jose Mourinho and made just 29 appearances in all competitions last season.
A lack of competitive minutes resulted in the 25-year-old missing out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020.
Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as Spurs’ new head coach last week and, speaking to Football FanCast, former Hull City striker Dean Windass backed Alli to move onto pastures new by linking up with Premier League rivals Aston Villa.
The north Londoners may be interested in getting Alli’s £100,000-per-week wages off the books but Spurs legend Roberts, who won the UEFA Cup and FA Cup during his playing days, feels the ex-Milton Keynes Dons man will thrive under Nuno.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Roberts said: “I think Dele Alli will fit in. You can’t forget what Dele Alli has done in the last five years.
“I think, last year, the manager didn’t help him. He had a manager who didn’t trust him because he didn’t train well. I’ve seen hundreds of people not train well but be the best player on the pitch.
“For me, if you’re going to play attacking football, you need Dele Alli in the team. By all accounts, he has been working really hard throughout the summer.”