Daniel Levy would rather agree to an 18-month loan deal for Dele Alli than sell the midfielder, as per Eurosport.

They claim Levy is willing to let Alli to find a new club when the January transfer window.

But the problem is he’s worried about the impact on the Tottenham midfielder’s transfer value.

That means he would apparently rather Alli left on loan for a longer period than sell him at a knockdown price.

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Levy apparently believed Alli could go on and become a £100 million player.

That would have represented a huge return on a player who cost just £5 million (BBC) to sign from MK Dons in 2015.

The report says Spurs would now have a hard time raising more than £50 million for Alli.

Levy a fan of Alli, who has a contract at Spurs which runs until 2024, which means a sale next month isn’t likely.

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A loan deal until the end of the season to give Alli a chance to revive his England hopes ahead of the European Championship remains the most likely resolution.

But an 18-month loan is apparently more likely than a rapid sale at a lower price.

That’s no surprise from a businessman as shrewd as Levy. If he did loan Alli, he’d be hoping to see a return to form which gets his transfer value up.

Given the length of Alli’s contract, there’s no need for them to be forced into a cut-price sale. Levy can afford to remain patient.

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