Dele Alli is now set for a shock exit from Everton this summer after only signing for the club in January, saving the Toffees £10m in the process.
The Lowdown: Lack of minutes
Since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window, Alli has still not managed to start a game at Goodison Park, and was left out of the squad entirely during the team’s last outing, a 4-0 loss away at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup (Transfermarkt).
Should Everton have signed Alli?
The Latest: Could be axed
As per TEAMtalk, the Merseyside club are now ready to axe Alli in the summer, before being required to pay the Lilywhites any money for him.
The report details that he joined from North London for free, but there were some instalments included in the deal which could make it worth up to £40m.
However, a first payment of £10m would be due once he played 20 first-team matches, which it does not look like he will do, at least by the end of this season.
The Verdict: Get rid
It seems harsh to get rid of Alli so quickly after signing him, after all, he was showing promise of getting back to his best when at THFC earlier this campaign, as Ian Wright cited how ‘fantastic‘ he was after impressing against Wolves.
However, there are no signs that he will get regular game time under Lampard, and to avoid paying any money to Tottenham, the Toffees should just take the hit and let him go – Farhad Moshiri has already splashed out far too much on failed signings in recent years.
Alli is still only 25 years of age, and so could still spark a revival in his career, but there seems to be no signs of improvement emerging.
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