Tottenham’s out-of-favor midfielder Dele Alli is the one player who has been linked the most with Paris Saint-Germain over the winter transfer window. Amid such rumors and speculation, former PSG manager Luis Fernandez is questioning whether the French powerhouse has an urgent need for such a player.
The Alli links with PSG have been rampant as of late, especially as the winter window is nearing a close. One recent report noted that the one roadblock that is preventing this possible move from coming to fruition centers on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy having second thoughts about seeing Alli leave the club.
For Fernandez, he is not leaning heavily toward one side on whether PSG should or should not sign Alli. Instead, he is merely questioning that with PSG’s depth in the midfield and attack, is there a major need to bring in Alli?
Fernandez spoke further to Bein Sports about this transfer dilemma for PSG.
“You already have a quartet – Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe and Icardi – and you have Sarabia, that makes five either for four places or for three,” Fernandez said. “It is a player who plays for whom? After that, it depends on the sports management, on what the coach wants.
“Afterwards, I’m not against the arrival of a player. But a player who hasn’t had much opportunity to play at Tottenham. It’s not for me to make that choice, but the arrival of Dele Alli is an interesting choice so that the team can be even stronger.”
The winter transfer window is set to close this week, so PSG may have to ramp up its negotiations with Tottenham if it wishes to bring in Alli.
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