‘Lost his way’ – Sky Sports reporter hopes Dele Alli can regain his past form at Everton

Tottenham Hotspur have had the busy final hours of closing the January transfer window. The North London club have done a double whammy to land Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus. However, they saw some departures.

One player who left last month is Dele Alli, the 25-year-old who landed with The Toffees. Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol has spoken of Alli using this opportunity to start fresh and rejuvenate his career after the last few years at Tottenham.

“Since Mauricio Pochettino left Spurs, Alli has had a tough time under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. In his time, he is a very good player. I remember his performances at the World Cup in 2018 and thought he was one of the best English players. He’s been at Spurs for eight years, and twice he’s been the PFA Young Player of the Year,” Solhekol said.

“He just got a bit lost at Spurs because maybe from his point of view the managers came in, and he wasn’t very lucky.”

The Premier League club will have to pay £10m once Alli plays 20 games. Furthermore, ESPN reports of other performance-related add-ons which could see the cost rise to at least £30million with Alli signing a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Alli made 269 appearances for the north London club, scoring 67 goals and registering 61 assists. Everton are hoping Frank Lampard can breathe some fresh air into the midfielder, who will hope to use this opportunity to relaunch his career and perhaps land a place in the England national team for Qatar later this year .