Frank McAvennie has been left confused as to why Tottenham could demand up to £40 million for transfer of Dele Alli to Everton. 

Alli secured a switch to the Toffees on deadline day having been made available for an exit throughout January (Sky Sports). 

Fabrizio Romano explained the 25-year-old will move on an initial free transfer, while a €12 million (£10.1m) fee will be paid to Spurs once he makes 20 appearances. 

The transfer expert also stated the total amount for the deal could reach between £35-40 million, but it is dependent on the success of Alli’s performances in Merseyside. 

However, former West Ham striker McAvennie has been left baffled by the final price that Everton could pay and cannot believe Spurs have managed to insert a clause of that worth to a player who has been out-of-favour for so long. 

McAvennie told Football Insider: “I think Lampard might be the perfect man to get Alli back to his best. He was one of the best midfielders in the world when he played, he knows what it takes. 

“If Alli gets going again, there is no doubting he will be a brilliant signing. We all know how good he can be.

“That £40 million though, how can Tottenham can ask for that. Why did Everton sanction that?

“That’s ridiculous. He hasn’t kicked a ball for two years. I guess if he does well enough to hit those targets then the signing will be worth it.

“Obviously it’s a risk but I think we will see the best of Dele Alli again. He’s needed this move for a long time.”

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It is a risk for Spurs considering they might not even receive that final price, but they needed to get Alli off the books as he wasn’t providing much. Regardless, hopefully he is a hit at Everton so that it nets Spurs a nice amount of money to boost the squad going forward. 

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