Irrespective of whether Dele Alli does manage to find a loan deal before the end of the January transfer window, it seems almost certain that he won’t feature for Spurs again this season. Another frustrating campaign culminated in the midfielder being left out of the Tottenham squad to face Chelsea on January 23rd.
With reports of a switch to Newcastle intensifying, it was clear that Dele’s campaign in the Lilywhite shirt was over. A loan means that the door could still be open in terms of a return to the new White Hart Lane but can the player ever hope to get back to his brilliant best?
What’s Gone Wrong?
Once the most promising young midfielder in England, Dele has found himself sidelined by a succession of managers at Spurs. His downfall was perfectly underlined at international level where the player had been an England regular and an important part of the team that reached the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup.
Three years later, Dele Alli wasn’t even included in the squad that made it to the final of Euro 2020.
There are numerous theories regarding the issues faced by Dele. Much travelled manager Neil Warnock suggested that the problems in the Spurs defence were to blame. Rather than focus on creating chances for the main striker, Dele was helping those behind him
Warnock’s comments were dismissed by most fans and they don’t really hold much weight. Tottenham fans know that there have always been issues along the back line, even when Dele Alli was at his best.
A more plausible argument relates to the departure of Christian Eriksen in 2020. A huge creative force was taken out of a successful team and the Dane hasn’t been adequately replaced. With Dele having to take on all that creativity from midfield, the responsibility may have become too much.
Targets for the Season
It’s a gloomy situation for Dele Alli but Spurs’ season can still end on a high note. The team are out of the EFL Cup and the Europa Conference League but Tottenham remain in the FA Cup and are targeting a Champions League slot for 2022/23.
Prior to the break ahead of the next round of fixtures, Spurs found themselves in seventh place. A top four finish is the target and, with games in hand over the teams above them, it remains a realistic aim.
Along with Manchester United, Spurs are joint favourites to claim a top four finish at the end of the season. According to Indian sports betting sites affiliated with asiabet.org, the odds put the teams behind Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.
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Is this the end?
One thing is clear amongst all this uncertainty and it’s the fact that Dele Alli needs to play. Having him on the sidelines is no help to the player and his current club.
If a loan switch to Newcastle United is completed, much could depend on whether the relegation threatened Magpies manage to stay up. A player of Dele’s potential will not hang around if Newcastle drop down to the Championship.
A return to form will mean that whichever loan club is involved will want to make the transfer a permanent one. However, it could also mean a return to Tottenham and one final chance to become the player that Dele Alli once was.