Paris Saint-Germain continues to be regularly linked with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.
The rumor mill was churning for a possible move over the recent summer transfer window where PSG reportedly pushed to sign the English midfielder on a season-long loan move. Tottenham subsequently declined the offer, but still has not kept PSG from remaining interested in such a deal.
Now, the links between PSG and Alli have increased evermore since Mauricio Pochettino was named as the club’s new manager. And this is for good reason.
According to a report from Le Parisien, Pochettino singled out Alli as one possible transfer reinforcement when he spoke with Leonardo, the club’s sporting director, about the winter transfer window. The report adds that the club views Alli as a possible player of the future in the Pochettino era.
However, PSG would need to shore up funds if it aspires to sign Alli. Le Parisien highlights that Tottenham would be seeking a staggering €50 million for a possible permanent transfer move. But for PSG, this price tag would be “unattainable” due to the club’s current questionable financial status.
One may argue that Alli’s transfer value has been devalued over the course of this season. He has not been a regular for Tottenham in Premier League play and is merely now being relied on by manager Jose Mourinho to take up playing time in domestic cup and Europa League fixtures.
The winter transfer window will close in a couple of weeks, so PSG may need to decide soon on whether it still wants to bring in Alli to the club.
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