Dele Alli ‘could LEAVE Everton this summer’ after just six months with the Toffees asking for £20m for ex-Tottenham man who has yet to make a single start for them
- England midfielder Alli signed for Everton from Tottenham back in January
- There was no initial fee but Everton may owe £40m based on performances
- Alli has made nine appearances for the Toffees but hasn’t yet started a match
- Everton are reportedly asking for £20m for Alli, with Spurs owed 25 per cent
Dele Alli ‘could leave Everton in the summer’ just six months after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Toffees.
The 26-year-old has made nine appearances off the bench for his new club but has yet to start a game amid a fierce relegation battle.
Although there was no initial transfer fee, Everton will owe Tottenham anything up to £40million if certain performance bonuses are met. The first £10m is due after Alli’s 20th Everton appearance.
Dele Alli could leave Everton just six months after joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur
Frank Lampard was keen to sign Alli but the England man has barely featured since arriving
But the midfielder may have left Goodison Park before then, according to The Sun, so Everton would have to pay Spurs 25 per cent of any money they receive. The Toffees are reportedly looking for £20m for the England international.
Alli hasn’t scored or set up a goal during his nine appearances for Everton, with Frank Lampard – the reason the player decided to make the move – using him sparingly.
Everton sit in 16th, two points above the bottom three, ahead of the final few days of the season. They host Crystal Palace on Thursday night before heading to Arsenal on the final afternoon on Sunday.
Just this week, Lampard urged Alli to keep fighting for his place in the Everton team.
Alli waves to the crowd at Goodison Park shortly after making his move to Everton in January
Asked if he’d spoken with Alli about his future, Lampard said: ‘I have had those discussions with him.
‘He’ll be very clear as to where I am and at the moment I’m much more concerned about the collective, getting over the line as a group.
‘If Dele plays his part in these three games then great. He’s come on at times and done good things for us.
Alli’s former club Tottenham would be owed 25 per cent of any transfer fee Everton receive
‘It’s an area of the squad where we have other players that have been playing, that’s just the reality of the situation.
‘He needs to just keep training hard and stay really well focused and fight for the opportunity.’
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