The season is just a few games old but it’s painfully obvious that Paris Saint-Germain are struggling to score goals. Help could be on the way, though.
According to an exclusive report from The Telegraph, PSG are in talks to sign Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur. The England international has been left out of the Spurs squad the last two matches by José Mourinho and Alli is understandably upset with the decision.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Sunday that Alli has in fact been offered to many clubs and even tried to include him in the deal for Gareth Bale.
Dele Alli has been offered to many clubs on last few days. #THFC want him out after signing Gareth Bale. Real Madrid refused to get him on loan as part of the deal. PSG are in talks with his agents and considering him [as per @JBurtTelegraph]. Other clubs also in the race. 🚨
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 20, 2020
Over his managerial career, Mourinho has fallen out of favor with several star players, including Paul Pogba at Manchester United. The evidence is certainly there that Alli could be the latest.
Signing Alli could be difficult for PSG. He has four years left on his current contract and Transfermarkt puts his value at €64 million. Daniel Levy is unlikely to give away his star player even if Mourinho insists on his departure.
PSG has multiple holes in their squad to fill and while they need goals, they need a center-back, midfielder, and maybe even a left-back with the knee injury to Juan Bernat keeping him out for a significant amount of time.
If PSG can include Julian Draxler or maybe Leandro Paredes in the deal to lower the transfer fee, it might be worth exploring. Few defenses would look forward to facing Kylian Mbappé, Neymar Jr., Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi, and Alli. However, Alli is very much a luxury player that the reigning French champions don’t really need and more importantly, probably can’t afford at this point considering their other needs.
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