Paddy Kenny believes a move to West Ham would help revitalize Dele Alli’s career after a difficult season for the Englishman.
Alli looked like he had the world at his feet a few years ago, but he’s suffered a major fall from grace since then.
The midfielder admitted following Tottenham’s 4-2 victory over Leicester in their last league game of the season, this campaign has been the most difficult of his career.
The 25-year-old struggled to get into Tottenham’s starting XI until Ryan Mason replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm as interim boss.
As the England international has started Spurs’ last five league games, reports say he only did so due to the north London club’s desire to showcase him this summer.
Kenny urged the Hammers to take Alli if he becomes available, insisting the Tottenham man could have a similar impact at the London stadium as Jesse Lingard’s this season.
Asked about speculation about Alli’s future, the former Leeds United goalkeeper told Football Insider: “I really think a place like West Ham would suit him perfectly.
“Look at Lingard. If David Moyes can get Dele Alli to play, he is one of the best footballers around.
“With the injuries and everything that happened with Mourinho, it wasn’t working towards the end of his career at Spurs.
“But he would be a good signing for anyone when he fights. I remember he scored in front of me for MK Dons years ago. It’s sad what seems to have happened to him.
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Alli’s future probably depends on the new manager. If Pochettino gets the job, the Argentine may well want to keep the 25-year-old. If Tottenham decides to take advantage of the midfield then I think a move to a club like West Ham and Everton would be the right step for his career.