Jose Mourinho is “testing” Dele Alli at Tottenham, says Alan Hutton, with the England international continuing to spark talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
Such speculation was commonplace a few years ago, with a goalscoring midfielder performing at the peak of his powers.
That is no longer the case, with Alli suffering a humbling tumble down pecking orders for club and country.
Hutton admits that something needs to be done, with Alli being pushed to breaking point by Mourinho.
The former Spurs defender told Football Insider: “Mourinho is testing him. He is certainly testing his mentality and his mental strength.
“When he has been given an opportunity he has played well. He has taken his chances and that is all he can do.
“It is an extremely difficult position for Dele Alli because he is being left of the squad completely.
“Does he have a future under Mourinho? If this is Jose testing him, he is doing very well.”