Pochettino ‘frustrated’ with Dele Alli decision despite Mourinho agreement

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was keen on a reunion with Dele Alli at Paris Saint-Germain this month, with the midfielder sidelined by Jose Mourinho.

Alli has made just four Premier League appearances this season, with his only start coming in Spurs' first game of the campaign and ending when he was substituted at half-time.

With the 24-year-old out of favour with Mourinho and not playing regularly ahead of the Euros, Pochettino was hoping to bring Alli to PSG on loan until the end of the season.

However, the move never materialised and, according to a report from the Daily Mail, Pochettino is frustrated with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for refusing to sanction the deal.

The report states that Pochettino, Alli and Mourinho were all keen on the move, but Levy decided not to let the player leave because Tottenham were unable to bring in a replacement.

Former star Christian Eriksen, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus and RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer were all linked with Spurs as potential replacements for Alli but none of them materialised.

Speaking on talkSPORT, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent said of the failed move: "I feel a little bit sorry for him. He's played hardly any football this season and that is a dream move to go to PSG and work with a manager that really rates you. You're going to be working with some of the very best in Neymar and Mbappe.

"I think Daniel Levy didn't want to be made to look stupid.

"Tottenham at the minute are not going along very well [and if Alli] goes over to PSG and starts ripping it up and playing really well then people would have said 'Why have you let him go? We're not doing very well why not play him?'"

Tottenham are back in action on Thursday when they host Chelsea in the Premier League and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways after losing their last two games to Liverpool and Brighton.

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