Dele Alli was subject to two loan offers from Paris Saint-Germain during last summer's transfer window which were rejected; the 25-year-old has struggled for form and game time at Tottenham over the last season and a half
Tuesday 14 December 2021 12:52, UK
Tottenham will be willing to listen to loan offers for playmaker Dele Alli in the January transfer window.
Spurs rejected two approaches from Paris Saint-Germain to sign the England international on loan last summer.
That stance on a potential move away for the 25-year-old has softened with Alli not playing regularly since Antonio Conte took charge as the club's head coach last month.
Alli has seen his opportunities limited after making five consecutive Premier League starts at the beginning of the season during Nuno Espirito Santo's short tenure at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He was substituted at half-time during the 3-1 north London derby defeat to Arsenal in September and has since played just 19 minutes of top-flight football and a handful of Europa Conference League games.
The attacking midfielder was out of favour for first-team selection under former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, making just 15 appearances in the top flight last term.
His contract at Tottenham runs until 2024 so a loan move for Alli appears more likely than a permanent departure.
Spurs bought Alli from MK Dons for £4.5m in 2015 and he has scored 61 goals in 265 matches for the club to date.
Former Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara believes a move away from Tottenham is required to enable the England international to rediscover his best performances.
"He has had a great career at Spurs," O'Hara told Sky Sports News. "[However] He has really fallen away in the last few seasons. He always seems to think he is back and you think he is doing well. He started the season well and then he has fallen away.
"He needs to leave now, resurrect his career somewhere else. Play some football, get that confidence back, get that fire back in his belly because I think that is what he is missing.
"I feel like he has lost his desire and his determination. He has lost his way at Spurs, he is not in the plans and it is time for him to move on."