Everton sign Dele Alli is now confirmed according to Fabrizio Romano. The 25-year-old will join Frank Lampard on Merseyside and attempt to revive his career at the top level.
Dele Alli to Everton, done deal and here we go! Full agreement reached with Tottenham, permanent move subject to medical in the next few hours. It’s done. 🔵🤝 #EFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022
It is sad how this has all ended with Alli, he was once on the verge of being a world-class player but his application and attitude have come under serious scrutiny in recent seasons and he has done nothing to counter the criticism aimed at him, if anything, he has confirmed the generally held view that he is no longer the player he once was.
He will now join Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil and Giovani Lo Celso exiting the door at the Tottenham stadium, that is quite a clearout of creative talent in one transfer window.
Alli is still young enough to recapture past form and maybe the move to Goodison Park will be a turning point for him, he certainly has the incentive with a world cup later this year.
It should also be noted that this is a significant downgrade for Alli, he is no longer at a club that can genuinely challenge for Champions League football and generally go deep into cup competitions. Now he is in a relegation battle and while I once did not imagine reading an headline that states Everton sign Dele Alli, it is now the level that the former England international finds himself.
Romano also confirmed that Tottenham will not be signing Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa despite the rumours on Twitter and elsewhere.