Former England defender, Danny Mills, has urged Dele Alli to consider his career at Tottenham amid a fallout from favour under Jose Mourinho.
Alli has been dropped by the Spurs boss and didn’t feature in the squad once again this week as Tottenham won 1-0 at Burnley.
The former MK Dons man, who is said to be on around £100k-a-week at Tottenham, looks a shadow of his former self when he has been involved and was cited in the Spurs Amazon docuseries for having a somewhat lax attitude in training.
And Mills, who played in the 2002 World Cup for the Three Lions, has urged Alli to think about seeking a fresh challenge.
“Sometimes you need a fresh challenge and a fresh start. He’s been at Tottenham a long time and he’s been incredibly successful. But I think that if he doesn’t show what Mourinho wants to see between now and the end of January, he might need something different, a new challenge,” Mills told the Sky Football Show.
“I’m sure there’ll be plenty of takers because undoubtedly he’s still got a lot of talent. But at the moment he can’t seem to find it.”
Alli has made over 200 appearances for Spurs, scoring an impressive 63 goals during that time and providing over 50 assists along the way, per Transfermarkt.
However, with a number of players now ahead of him in north London, he may well have to seek a move to find first-team football.
It looks like Alli’s time is up – TBR View
This is a real shame for Dele Alli if his time with Spurs does end this way, given all he has given for the club and the promised he showed.
He looked, at one point, like he was going to go on and become one of – if not the – best attacking midfielder in the world. But something has changed and he just isn’t at that level now.
Mourinho has obviously seen enough and moved forward. It’s up to Alli now really to make his mind up over his next move.
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