Dele Alli has confirmed that his surgery has been successful but added that he will be out of action for the rest of the season.

Alli has struggled to make an impact since his loan move to Besiktas last summer, with the midfielder having made just 13 appearances for the Turkish club all season (Transfermarkt).

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The former Tottenham man was even accused by Besiktas head coach Senol Gunes of going AWOL after permitted time off last month (The Mirror).

The 27-year-old was also caught in the eye of another storm last week after being pictured surrounded by gas canisters with a balloon in his mouth (The Sun).

Football Insider revealed recently that Alli was set to fly back to England with the Toffees medical staff eager to examine a muscle problem he had picked up in Turkey. 

The publication added that the Toffees might even pay off the remainder of the 27-year-old’s contract in order to avoid paying clauses worth up to £40m that exist in the deal that brought Alli to Goodison Park on a free transfer from Tottenham in January of last year.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for the midfielder but he has now confirmed that he will not kick a ball again this season after going under the knife.

Alli said (via Fabrizio Romano): “Surgery done, all successful. I focus on full recovery now after tough weeks. My season, unfortunately, comes to an end I’m gonna take a break from socials and hit my recovery hard. I’ll be back when I am ready.”

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Being off socials is the right thing for Dele to do, given the controversies of the last few weeks.

While no footballer wants to be out injured, the few months off can perhaps help the midfielder reassess the past few years of his career and help clear his head regarding what he wants to do going forward.

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