Sean Dyche hints at renegotiating Dele Alli deal with Tottenham
Speaking to Liverpool Echo, Sean Dyche, the Evertonian manager has claimed that Everton will look to renegotiate the deal with Tottenham Hotspur for Dele Alli, the former English prodigy.
Alli’s transfer saga began when Everton secured his services on a free transfer in January 2021, creating a stir in the footballing world. The move was seen as an opportunity for the talented midfielder to reignite his career under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.
Liverpool Echo, a trusted source in football news, reports that Everton might be required to pay a substantial £10 million fee to Tottenham if Dele Alli features in just seven more matches for the Toffees.
The plot thickens as Dele Alli’s fitness situation unfolds. The midfielder, who has been sidelined since March due to a muscle partial avulsion, was on the brink of a return to full fitness.
However, a cruel twist of fate struck during the club’s pre-season training camp in France. Sean Dyche revealed that Dele’s recovery progress was derailed when he experienced an unexpected setback.
Explaining the setback, Dyche vividly recalled the unfortunate incident, stating,
“It went shoot, that was it… These stitches are more like an anchor inside his body and one of them popped so the specialist said we can go in again but we don’t want to, so therefore it is time [that is needed for his recovery]. It was incredibly frustrating.”
Such incidents are the stuff of nightmares for footballers, especially for someone with Dele’s recent history of overcoming challenges. Yet, Dyche noted that the midfielder has displayed commendable resilience throughout this frustrating period, which speaks volumes about his character.
The intrigue in this story deepens as Sean Dyche disclosed Everton’s plans for the future. He confirmed that Everton’s director of football, Kevin Thelwell, would initiate discussions with Tottenham Hotspur regarding the possibility of renegotiating Dele Alli’s deal once the player achieves full recovery.
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Dele Alli is looking to resurrect his career and it looks like Dyche wants to give him a chance. Let’s wait and see how this goes and let us hope Spurs are in line for the £10m windfall, because that can be a great boost ahead of the January transfer window.