Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has joined Everton on a permanent transfer (Tottenham).

New Toffees manager Frank Lampard has moved to secure the services of the England international with the club having submitted the deal sheet to the Premier League ahead of the deadline (Alan Myers).

The 25-year-old has struggled for close to two years to rediscover his previous form having failed to hold down a regular first-team role at Tottenham under the likes of Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.

Earlier today it was claimed that Valencia were said to be interested in adding Dele to their ranks on loan (The Athletic).

Dele flourished under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, having been brought to the club for a £5million fee from MK Dons in 2015 (BBC) and went on to make 269 appearances in Spurs colours in all competitions, scoring 67 goals and providing 61 assists (transfermarkt).

The Telegraph’s Matt Law earlier claimed that Dele would sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with Tottenham allowing him to leave on a free transfer and later receive a £10million transfer fee once he has played 20 games for the Merseyside outfit, which could rise as high as £40millio (Sky Sports).

SpursWeb Opinion

Dele needs to get his career back on track and it is a bittersweet moment for many Spurs fans who adored the midfielder during the Pochettino era, but has gone off the boil in recent years.  Under Frank Lampard, he has the perfect chance to prove he can still be a top player.

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