Report: Everton ready to make Dele Alli decision that will impact Spurs

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Dele Alli
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The Sun have revealed that Everton are ready to move Dele Alli on just six months after signing him from Tottenham and the decision will impact the fee the Toffees owe to the North London club for the midfielder.

After a couple of difficult seasons at Spurs, where he struggled to get game time, Alli made the move to Goodison Park in January in an effort to revive his career. However, the 26-year-old struggled to make the expected impact during the second half of the season.

The England international’s struggles have continued during pre-season as he got his feet in a right tangle and missed an open goal during the Toffees’ 4-0 loss to MLS side Minnesota United last week.

The Sun explain that Everton owe Tottenham £10m if Alli makes 20 appearances for the club and the deal could potentially rise to £40m depending on performance-related add-ons.

However, with the midfielder having just made 11 games in the second half of last season, it is asserted that Frank Lampard’s men are ready to move him on in order to cut their losses.

The report states that Everton have to raise funds through player sales and trim their wage bill before making new signings this summer and the former Tottenham man is one of the players the Merseyside club wish to move on.

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Dele’s stock has fallen down a cliff over the past couple of years, similar to what happened to David Bentley a decade and a half ago.

A newly promoted Premier League side will likely take a gamble on the 26-year-old this summer but if he has another poor season, his career in the top flight would likely be over.

I would not be surprised if Alli decided to call time on his career early like Bentley did if his struggles continue for the next 12 months.

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