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Everton: Goodison Park chiefs think Dele Alli has played his last game for the club

Everton: Goodison Park chiefs think Dele Alli has played his last game for the club -Everton News

Chief figures at Everton reportedly think that Dele Alli will not play at Goodison Park again.

The Lowdown: Besiktas loan

The England international has been sent out on loan to Besiktas this season to get more game-time and try and recapture some of the form that he showed early on his Tottenham Hotspur career before moving to Merseyside.

Hailed as a ‘top-class‘ player by former Spurs and Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, the attacking midfielder reached double figures for goal contributions in the top flight in four of his first five seasons and managed to break into the England squad at just 19 years of age.

However, the 26-year-old has since moved to the Toffees, where it has just not worked out, with no goals or assists in 13 appearances before being shipped out to Turkey on loan.

The Latest: Alli to leave?

As per Football Insider, Everton chiefs privately ‘do not expect’ Alli to wear the club’s shirt ever again, meaning that he will likely depart for good after his loan spell at Besiktas ends.

The move could be made permanent at the end of the campaign, depending on performance triggers in the deal.

Alli joined Everton on a free transfer, rising to £10m once he played 20 games, and then potentially to £40m if all objectives were met. With just the 13 appearances under his belt, though, it looks as if he could be leaving Goodison Park sooner than may have been expected.

The Verdict: It’s a shame

It is a shame that the move to Everton has not worked out for Alli, and it is probably best for all parties that he leaves permanently at the end of his loan in Istanbul.

The Toffees signed fellow midfielders Amadou Onana, Idrissa Gueye and James Garner in the summer, meaning that the 26-year-old would likely find it even harder to break into the first team under Frank Lampard.

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Nonetheless, Alli departing before he has played 20 matches would save the club a considerable chunk of money which could be invested elsewhere in the squad.

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