West Ham United are reportedly ready to go head-to-head with Newcastle United for the signature of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli as per the report in EUROSPORT.
The 25-year-old joined the north London club back in 2015 from MK Dons for £4.8 million. The midfielder started his career brilliantly at the Lillywhites under the former manager Mauricio Pochettino. But, the Englishman has faded away with time due to injuries and fitness issues.
According to the report, West Ham and Newcastle United are keen on bringing Spurs midfielder Dele Alli but a deal will be dependent on whether either of the clubs can secure a deal for their primary target, Jesse Lingard.
However, the report also claims that the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is not keen on selling their midfielder to a Premier League rival. And he would be happy to offload the 25-year-old to a foreign club and Bundesliga could be a likely destination for the Englishman if he decides to leave the North London club. The midfielder’s current contract will expire in June 2024 and therefore, England International will not be a cheap option.
Will Dele Alli leave Tottenham to join either West Ham or Newcastle United?
Signing Dele Alli could be a very good addition for either Newcastle United or West Ham United. But, given the midfielder has struggled with his fitness issues in recent years. The 25-year-old might not be a great addition to any of the aforementioned teams.
The midfielder has displayed lacklustre performances over the past few campaigns. And to establish themselves in any of the Premier League sides, players have to show intensity in their performances to keep their place in the starting eleven.
Meanwhile, although the midfielder worked hard in midfield in their previous game against Liverpool. It was not a great performance from the 25-year-old as he missed a couple of good opportunities. So, the Englishman will have to show more to convince the fans. Therefore, signing Dele Alli will be a huge gamble from Newcastle or West Ham.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for England International. The midfielder is still quite young and if he continues to work hard and improve under Antonio Conte. But, if Spurs decide to offload the player then it might not be a good idea for the Magpies or the Hammers to purchase the midfielder.