Over the winter transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain was regularly linked with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli. With the addition of Mauricio Pochettino as PSG’s new manager, Alli being an outcast within Tottenham and the midfielder’s keen on-ball prowess, it seemed inevitable at one point that this move would go on to transpire over the window.
In the end, this did not come to fruition, as Alli stayed put at Tottenham past the winter transfer window.
There were many reported factors that played into why Alli did not join PSG on what would have been a half-season loan move. For one, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was hesitant on letting Alli go, as Spurs did not have a replacement lined up for him.
Giovanni Lo Celso’s hamstring injury also factored into Tottenham’s final decision to not send Alli to PSG, according to a report from The Guardian.
Lo Celso suffered a hamstring ailment during Spurs’ Premier League fixture against Leicester City in late December. The Argentine midfielder has missed every single one of Tottenham’s league fixtures since then.
Tottenham was essentially keen on maintaining formidable depth within its midfield unit and did not want to lose Alli at a critical point in the season.
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