‘I just want to be happy’ – Spurs star speaks after deadline day transfer

Lucas Moura Dele Alli
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Dele Alli has admitted following his deadline day move to Everton that he is looking forward to working with new manager Frank Lampard.

Everton announced on transfer deadline day that Lampard would replace Rafa Benitez at the helm before also confirming their swoop for Alli late in the day.

The England international will be hoping to get his career back on track following his struggles over the last couple of years.

The Tottenham midfielder has struggled for game time under Antonio Conte over the last few months and if some sources are to be believed (The Telegraph’s Matt Law), Everton will not even have to pay a fee for the 25-year-old until he plays 20 games for them.

Alli revealed that he spoke to Lampard before completing his move to the Toffees, insisting that he has admired the former Chelsea man during his playing days.

The former MK Dons man also admitted that he wanted to be happy playing football again under Lampard’s tutelage.

Alli told Sky Sports: “I’ve had a few good conversations with him (Lampard) already and he’s a player I’ve admired watching his whole career.

“To get the opportunity to work with him now is very exciting and I’m sure we’re going to do great things together.

“I just want to be happy playing football and working with Lampard and the great players they’ve got there.

“I think it’s is a great opportunity to do that. I’m excited to go there and show the fans what I can do and help the club as much as I can.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Dele should have probably left 12 to 18 months earlier. That would have certainly been better for his career while Tottenham would also have been able to get a decent fee for him.

The 25-year-old gave us some great memories during his time at the club and I will certainly be rooting for him to do well at Goodison Park.

I hope he discovers the spark and confidence that made such a fantastic player to watch until 3 years ago.

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