Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy personally intervened to block Dele Alli’s proposed move to PSG on loan.
The 24-year old was hopeful of moving to Paris and a reunion with his former boss Mauricio Pochettino, with the French Champions making it clear that they wanted him.
However, in view of Spurs mounting injury crisis, Levy refused #to sanction the move, with Tottenham unable to identify a suitable replacement in time.
That is bad news for Alli’s hopes of regaining his England place ahead of this season’s European Championships.
Manager Gareth Southgate has made it clear that those who want to be in contention need to be playing regularly for their clubs, and Alli has started just one Premier League game this season. That was the season opener against Everton, and he was hauled off at half-time by Jose Mourinho.
The former Milton Keynes Don player is still under contract at the North London Stadium until June 2024.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.