Dele Alli ‘likely not to return to Everton this month despite Besiktas looking to sack him’
Dele Alli ‘likely not to return to Everton this month despite Besiktas desperate to offload the flop – with no break clause in his deal and the Toffees want full payment of £1m loan fee’
Turkish Super Lig club Besiktas Dele are reportedly looking to send Alli back to Everton but a return seems unlikely as there is no break clause in his loan deal.
Alli, 26, joined Besiktas last summer on loan from Everton to breathe some life into his young career after a difficult few years.
The former Tottenham man appeared delighted to have arrived in Turkey last summer and fans noted the return of a wide grin that seemed to have left Alli amid the toughest period of his career.
Besiktas Dele is reportedly looking to send Alli back to Everton – but a deal seems unlikely
The move didn’t work as Alli is struggling to gain a foothold in a Besiktas side that currently sit fifth in the league.
Besiktas reportedly wants to send him back to England due to his struggles and disappointment with his level of performance.
However, it is reported that this is unlikely as there is no breakage clause in the agreement between the two clubs and it is expected on Everton’s part that should the loan end early they will still be obliged to pay his full wages as previously agreed Loan fee of £1m.
The ex-Tottenham midfielder has had a torrid spell in Turkey since joining Everton on loan
Alli has played just 450 total minutes in seven league games for Besiktas so far this season, with his only goal coming in his second game.
The reports mark another low point in Alli’s career, who has struggled with a sharp drop in performance following his appearances at Tottenham and England.
Under Mauricio Pochettino, Alli looked to be one of the brightest young talents the country had produced as he led his side to three high Premier League finishes.
His role in this team’s success has not been overlooked as Alli has twice been named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2015-16 and 2016-17, winning Team of the Year in each of those seasons.
After Pochettino’s departure, Alli struggled under Jose Mourinho, with the player often left out and completely unsuited to the Portuguese leadership style.
In a bid to stem the decline of his top-flight career, Alli joined Everton for a reported fee that could reach £40million last January after being convinced by Frank Lampard the club was a fit for him. However, he was loaned out to Besiktas just six months later as all parties agreed it would be the best for his career at that point.
The midfielder struggled to assert himself after his encouraging start in Istanbul
He has endured a nightmare disgraced after lighting up the Premier League at Tottenham
The move appears to have fallen through as Besiktas manager Senol Gunes publicly criticized Alli for his ineffective performances in November after sending him off at half-time against Umraniyespor in late October.
“I couldn’t influence the players [yet]”I can get through to them now, but we haven’t gotten through to Dele Alli yet,” he said.
“Let’s not talk about Dele Alli as a player, but he falls short in terms of efficiency.”
The midfielder was recently pulled off after 29 minutes after battling for Besiktas
Senol Gunes publicly challenged his disappointing performances late last year – but there seems to have been no sign of an upward trend
Alli was then booed off the pitch by his own fans in his side’s last game before Christmas after being substituted in the 29th minute during a Turkish Cup match.
He then wrote on social media about his love for football and that he had no intention of giving up the sport.
Since then, Alli has been an unused substitute in two league games.
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