Newcastle United are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli, according to Spanish outlet Publication Sport.
It’s been a mixed start to the campaign for the 25-year-old, who started the opening six Premier League games, but paid the price for his poor showing in the north London derby when he found himself on the bench against Aston Villa the following week.
Alli, who remained on the bench against Dean Smith’s side, had scored in the Europa Conference League game with minnows Mura four days earlier but the midfielder has been unable to rediscover his best form despite being used heavily under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Following the victory against Villa, Alli is unlikely to return to the starting XI for the trip to Newcastle on Sunday.
And Publication Sport believe that Steve Bruce’s side are keen on signing Alli after their takeover was confirmed on Thursday.
Alli has been a great servant to the club over the years, but his time at Tottenham does feel like it’s coming to an end, and with Newcastle expected to spend big in both January and the summer, a switch to St James’ Park would be a move in the right direction for him.