Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that Dele Alli is unhappy at the club.
“In every dressing room are unhappy players. For sure. If any one of us, of my tribe, tells you that in his dressing room are only happy players, I don’t think it’s true. Or somebody is so so lucky to have a miracle in his hands,” said Alli, speaking to The Guardian.
“Then you can have [an] unhappy professional, and the unhappy professional is the one that is unhappy but feels that his duty is to work, work, work and work. And there is the unhappy that believes that it’s not his job to fight and to work every minute for the squad and for the club.”
The midfielder has dropped down the pecking order at Spurs this season, and his chances of being named in the England squad for the European Championships in the summer look slim.
Alli has been linked with a potential move to French giants PSG, who are now managed by former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
It is not hard to see why the Englishman would be tempted to move to the Parc des Princes. It was the Argentine that transformed the 24-year-old into one of the most highly-rated young players in Europe.
It remains to be seen if Spurs will allow Alli to leave the club on loan this month.
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