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Besiktas ‘closes in on Alli’ after the Everton star started just TWO league matches since January

Besiktas ‘close in on Dele Alli’ with the ex-England star having started just TWO Premier League matches since joining Everton in January… but the Toffees ‘will leave it up for the 26-year-old to decide as he looks to secure more game time’

  • Turkish side Besiktas is reportedly close to signing Everton midfielder Dele Alli
  • He has struggled for regular play time since joining the Toffees eight months ago
  • Everton are reportedly keen to let the ex-England midfielder decide on his future

Besiktas are pushing to sign Everton‘s Dele Alli on a either a loan or permanent transfer, according to reports.

The 26-year-old joined the Toffees in January but seems to be heading for the exit door already, keen to carve out regular play-time at a new club.

Aware that he may not feature in Frank Lampard‘s immediate plans at Goodison Park, the Everton chiefs are reportedly granting Alli the decision as to whether he ultimately stays or goes.

Turkish club side Besiktas are pushing to sign Everton midfielder Dele Alli according to reports

Turkish club side Besiktas are pushing to sign Everton midfielder Dele Alli according to reports

Turkish reports claim that the former England international is set for a season-long loan to Besiktas, but a permanent transfer is also on the table according to Fabrizio Romano

Regardless, it is believed that the loan move would include a option to buy Alli permanently at the end of the season.

Alli fell down the pecking order at Tottenham Hotspur following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino in 2019 and joined Everton eight months ago in the hope of reviving his career.

The Toffees star has played a total of 38 minutes during the first two Premier League matches

The Toffees star has played a total of 38 minutes during the first two Premier League matches

Frank Lampard and Everton are reportedly leaving the decision in the hands of the 26-year-old

Frank Lampard and Everton are reportedly leaving the decision in the hands of the 26-year-old

However, although the Toffees were entrenched in a relegation scrap, Alli struggled for minutes on the pitch and made just two Premier League starts since January, as Lampard put faith in his tried and tested players.

The attacking midfielder has managed a total of 38 minutes in Everton’s two matches so far this campaign, suggesting Alli would likely reprise his role on the bench were he to stick around at Goodison Park this season.

Everton host Nottingham Forest on Saturday following successive defeats to Chelsea and Aston Villa. 

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