Dele Alli has added fuel to the flames of rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain after ‘liking’ an Instagram post about Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment.
Pochettino was confirmed as the new manager of the Ligue 1 club on Saturday following the sacking of previous boss Thomas Tuchel.
The Argentinean is the man who managed to get the very best out of Alli during his time at Tottenham, with the two working together for four-and-a-half years in north London.
The 24-year-old midfielder has struggled to get into Spurs team under Jose Mourinho recently, and there are some suggestions he could move on this month.
PSG are one of the teams who have been most strongly linked, and with Pochettino at the helm the possibility of him and Alli reuniting is an intriguing one.
And Alli made his feelings about Pochettino’s move clear on Instagram by ‘liking’ a BT Sport post breaking the news of the appointment.
Alli was an unused substitute in Spurs’ last two Premier League games, and he has made just four appearances in the competition all season.
His most recent playing time came in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Stoke, but he reacted angrily when he was substituted in the second-half after he lost possession attempting a flick which led to an equaliser.
He then engaged in a tense conversation with Mourinho on the touchline, and when asked afterwards if he was upset with Alli, Mourinho said: “Yes, a player that plays in that position has to be a player that links and creates, not one that creates problems for his team on the counter attack.
“They caught us on the counter-attack, so yes, I was upset.”
A loan move seems more likely than a permanent one for Alli before the end of the month, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy known to be reluctant to let him leave the club.