Dele Alli (27-Everton) is looking to rebound in the English Premier League (EPL). It’s practically his last chance.
“I think he’ll have to prove it (first-team football),” former Tottenham pundit Alan Hutton told British outlet Football Insider on 9 September, “and he’ll probably start from zero under Sean Dyche at Everton. He wants a certain type of player, especially someone who can work for the team and give everything.”온라인바카라
Ali will try again in the EPL. The chances of a comeback aren’t great at the moment. He moved to Besiktas on loan last season and failed to settle in the Turkiye, which is a lower level than the EPL. What’s more, Everton inserted an outright transfer clause in Ali’s deal with Besiktas. They had originally intended to release him to Besiktas. However, Alli failed to satisfy Besiktas and was sent back.
It was an ignominious return, but Alli laced up his boots once again. Everton showed their faith by taking him on a pre-season tour of Switzerland.
Dele Alli (Photo: Getty Images)
Dele Alli (Getty Images)
The 2023-24 season is likely to be Alli’s last chance to stay in the EPL. His contract with Everton runs out next June. It’s in his best interest to perform well and either earn a new contract or attract offers from other clubs.
Hutton added: “First and foremost, he needs to get fit and get his mind right. We know he’s a great player. We’d be very happy to have him back. It’s certainly something that could happen,” he added optimistically.
Playing under Dyche, who took charge of Everton in January, is a new beginning for Alli. Hutton added: “Dyche is someone who can get the best out of players, but (Alli) has to work hard. He’s going to have to get fit and then try to get playing time,” said Hutton. “I’m sure he’ll be given the opportunity when he’s ready. He has had a tough time in the last few years, but he needs to put it behind him.”
Pictured here are Golini (from left), Son Heung-min and Sessegnon gathered to celebrate Ali’s birthday last year. Photo via Alli’s social media
Alli’s stock rose after he donned the Tottenham shirt in 2015. As part of the DESK line (Alli-Christian Eriksen-Son Heung-min-Harry Kane), he was recognised for his creativity and goalscoring prowess. In 2016-17, he scored 18 goals in 37 EPL games, drawing comparisons to Frank Lampard, a textbook example of an attacking midfielder.
His wages peaked in 2018, when he was at the peak of his powers. At the time, his market value was estimated at €100 million ($145 million), according to football transfer website Transfermarkt. Now, five years later, he is worth just €8 million ($11.5 billion).
It will be interesting to see if Alli can redeem himself now that he’s back at Everton.