Dele Alli could reportedly be sacked by Everton in the summer – just months after the Toffees gave the former Tottenham outcast a chance to boost his career
Alli was out in the cold at Spurs before Lampard rolled the dice to bring the midfielder to Merseyside in an eleventh hour deal in January less in one of his first acts at the club. The move was seen as risky given the England international’s notable decline in form in recent years.
Both Alli and Lampard were adamant that a fresh start at Goodison Park could help the midfielder revive his career – but even that early optimism seems woefully misguided.
The 25-year-old has struggled to impress at Everton and the club are now reportedly planning to ditch the former England star in the summer.
Alli is only 25 but has yet to start for the Toffees and has only played 169 minutes in six substitute games.
Everton didn’t pay a fee for him up front but agreed to pay Tottenham a sum that could rise to £40m if various performance-related incentives were met – it already looks incredibly unlikely.
Instead of reviving his career, Alli has continued to suffer under Lampard. Given that he was a strong foil for Harry Kane During his prime at Tottenham he bonded with the world’s most prolific midfielder First League The story appeared to be a game made in heaven.
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But Lampard has so far failed to elicit any form from Alli. The much-needed jolt the misfiring midfielder needs to breathe some life back into his ailing career has yet to come.
Lampard has made an effort defend Alli’s arduous start Launched at the club earlier this month but with Everton locked in a relegation battle it’s up to the new man to get in shape sooner rather than later if he wants a future on Merseyside.
Unless something drastically changes in the final month of the Premier League season, it’s hard to see where he’ll ply his craft next season.
The former Republic of Ireland and ex-Sheffield United goalkeeper is the latest former top star to question Alli’s struggles. And Kenny believes his attitude needs to be questioned after his slow start in life at Everton.
Kenny tells teamTALK : “You’d think a change of scenery would do him good, but he clearly hasn’t trained well enough. You have to question his attitude at this point, I can’t imagine what else would stop him from playing.” .”
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