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Everton hope to renegotiate Dele Alli transfer deal with Tottenham with brave star working towards return

EVERTON will attempt to renegotiate the deal with Tottenham that brought Dele Alli to the club, says boss Sean Dyche.

American firm 777 Partners are currently trying to take over the Toffees, who are currently enduring difficult times on and off the pitch.


Dele Alli is currently sidelined for Everton after undergoing a groin operation[/caption]

Everton are yet to win in the Premier League this term while the financial situation at the club has left Dyche with a threadbare squad to choose from.

The potential return of England international Alli, 27, would no doubt provide a boost to the Blues’ attack after his recent struggles.

However, Dyche has admitted that director of football Kevin Thelwell will probably have to speak with Spurs to try and adjust the terms of the package that brought him to Goodison in January 2022 before he plays again.

Alli, who bravely opened up about his sleeping pill addiction and being sexually abused as a child this summer, has only made 13 appearances for Everton.

The Merseysiders will have to pay Spurs £10million once he plays 20 times – which could cause issues with money tight until the potential takeover is completed.

Alli recently suffered a setback in his attempted comeback from a groin operation when a stitch broke open in training seven weeks ago.

And offering an update on the whole situation, Dyche said the Everton chief will attempt to thrash things out with Spurs that will benefit everybody involved.

Speaking ahead of today’s trip to Brentford, he said: “He is not ready yet, when he’s fit and well I am sure Kev will go to Tottenham and say: ‘Right, how can we make this work for everyone?’


“It has never been at that stage so we have to wait for it.”

On his injury, Dyche added: “He was training with us, warming up and doing the drills, and he strikes the ball and is knocked back to square one. It was a real blow to him.

“He’d had an operation on his groin, they internally stitched it like an anchor inside his body, and one of them popped out having a shot and that was it.

“It was incredibly frustrating because he was feeling great. He is still a bit away yet, nowhere near training with us but is beginning to work with the sports science people.”

Alli checked himself into rehab after excessively drinking and consuming sleeping pills following his nightmare loan spell with Besiktas last season.

The former Mk Dons ace, who scored 51 top-flight goals in 181 matches during his six-and-a-half years at Spurs, said: “Now is the right time for me to tell people what’s been going on.

“It’s tough to talk about because it’s something I’ve hid for a long time. I’m scared to talk about it.

“When I came back from Turkey, I found out I needed an operation. I was in a bad place mentally and I decided to go to a modern-day rehab facility for mental health.

“They deal with addiction and trauma. I felt it was time for me.

“You can’t be told to go there – you have to know and make the decision yourself or it’s not going to work.

“I was caught in a bad cycle and things that were doing me harm.”

September 23, 2023 at 01:05PM

from The Sun

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