Everton and Besiktas have an agreement in principle for the transfer of Dele Alli. The player’s stock has dropped massively during his time at Goodison Park. As a result, the Toffees could look to move on the midfielder in the coming days.
“I hope he has an important role to play,” Everton manager Frank Lampard said of Alli’s season ahead. “He had a great impact for a half against Palace and he was very important in terms of turning the game around, but now we’re looking for consistency.
“Dele is here to help us on a more consistent basis and it’s in his hands to show when opportunities come, he can take them. We saw in his performance against Palace what he can do. It’s one for me and for him – we’re all pulling in the same direction, and I hope he can have a good season for us.”
Dele Alli could make move to Turkey before the end of the window
The final decision remains up to the player, and he will have the ability to decide his future. Tottenham Hotspur had included a 25% sell-on clause in his contract when they let go of him.
They had also included bonuses worth up to £40 million in the deal for Dele Alli, which was initially for free. Now, the player’s drop in form could cause him to exit the Premier League as well.