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Spurs: Dele Alli exit likely as David Ornstein drops January claim

Dele Alli is expected to leave Tottenham Hotspur before deadline day next week…

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That’s according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, who delivered a fresh update on the 25-year-old’s situation after he was left out of the squad to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Dele Alli left out of Tottenham squad for Chelsea today in last game before transfer window shuts a week tomorrow. #THFC open to 25yo midfielder moving on loan (contract 2024). No appealing offers yet – good chance it happens late,” he tweeted alongside an accompanying article.

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Whilst the north Londoners are yet to receive any sort of offer that is appealing, it’s thought that it would be a pretty straightforward deal to complete, so if it rumbles on towards deadline day, it will be no issue.

Once tipped to be worth over £100m back in 2017, the 37-cap England international is now valued at just £22.5m by Transfermarkt.

Time’s up?

Things have quickly gone from bad to worse for Alli.

He struggled to make much of a mark under Jose Mourinho, who branded him “lazy” in training, last season and it was easy to dismiss this as another one of the Portuguese’s antics after his relationship with Paul Pogba at Manchester United.

But now he’s hardly featured for Nuno Santo or Antonio Conte this season, going from an England regular and the “best 21-year-old in the world“, according to Mauricio Pochettino several years ago, to a bit-part backup for a side that was knocked out of the Europa Conference League group stages.

Across the 2016/17 and 2017/18 top-flight campaigns, the attacking dynamo delivered 27 goals and 17 assists from 69 starts, via WhoScored, leading to comparisons to the likes of Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes.

But since then, it’s a frustrating tale of just nine goals and six assists in the last two-and-a-half years of league action, leaving much of the Lilywhites faithful angry with his attitude and poor form.

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How many managers have Spurs had this year?

As relayed by This is Futbol, many fans around N17 would be absolutely delighted to see him move on this month, so they will surely be buzzing by Ornstein’s recent claim.

It may happen “late”, but Alli will surely be at a new club come February 1st.

AND in other news, “My understanding is..”: Journo teases Spurs transfer claim that’ll leave fans buzzing – opinion

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