Newcastle United are eyeing a summer swoop on Tottenham to complete the signing of Dele Alli, according to Spanish outlet Sport. The England midfielder might be available, although he has been a regular in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team this season.
Following the takeover by PIF, a bounty of cash is set to be available for transfers. Manager Steve Bruce is set to be replaced this week, with the hierarchy likely to have ambitious plans.
These are exciting times for Newcastle. The Magpies have spent 14 years of not really doing anything with Mike Ashley failing to lift any real notion of ambition.
Since last week’s takeover, a plethora of players have been linked. Now, Alli is the latest and he could be viewed as a realistic addition to the Newcastle ranks.
The 25-year-old has been with Tottenham since 2015. He joined from MK Dons and was initially viewed as a player who could take the Premier League by storm.
The appointment of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham saw his form drop off a cliff. He was often not included in squads, restricted to game time during cup competitions and meaningless games.
He has earned a small reprieve under Espirito Santo. During 2021/22, he has made 10 appearances, scoring twice and claiming one assist in all competitions.
In total for Tottenham, he has fired 67 goals and registered 61 assists in 261 appearances and a sizeable offer could tempt Spurs into a sale next summer.
Potential: Newcastle could be perfect for Alli
Alan Shearer is a fan of Alli. He called him exciting back in 2017 (The Sun); although he did express his concerns that he might be overhyped somewhat. That, however, is pretty typical of English youngsters.
Perhaps a clean break from Tottenham wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Spurs don’t particularly play an attractive style of play and lots of attacking talent is being stifled.
As a result, Alli may welcome a move elsewhere. Lots of players will view Newcastle as a decent project and may fancy being part of something potentially special.
Attacking players will likely be the order of the day. The beauty of the £100,000-a-week player is that he can play as a conventional midfielder; or in the No.10 role.
If Newcastle can make this dream a reality, Alli and Newcastle could become a match made in heaven.