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According to The Daily TelegraphParis Saint-Germain are optimistic about their chances of finally securing the loan of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as Thomas Tuchel’s successor.
The European giants saw Spurs turn down three offers to sign the England international on loan last summer, and while President Daniel Levy remains reluctant to make a deal, Pochettino is eager for a meeting.
The Argentine helped turn Alli into one of the best English top flight players during his time on the Tottenham bench, and the two have stayed in touch since his dismissal.
The 24-year-old is not in head coach José Mourinho’s first-team plans and, at times, does not make it to Spurs’ rosters.
He has been confused by part of the Portuguese’s deal, and believes that a loan from the North London team could be the best way to regain some of his confidence and form.
Mourinho would not hesitate to approve an exit if PSG can reach an agreement with Levy, and the club’s cordial relationship with Pochettino could make a move work this time.
Alli is currently out of the England squad as a result of his struggles at club level, and is unlikely to make it to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championship in the summer if he remains with Tottenham during the second half of 2020-21.
He is firmly behind Giovani Lo Celso and Gareth Bale in the pecking order, but the duo are currently injured and Spurs could be reluctant to let him go to PSG if they don’t recover soon.
Pochettino wouldn’t hesitate to give Alli much-needed playing opportunities at the Parc des Princes, and a change of scenery could do the youngster a lot of good and get him back on fire.