Everton have completed the permanent signing of Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day. The 25-year-old midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Toffees. Keeping him at the club until June 2024.
Alli, who is understood to have joined on a free transfer but with an agreement for Everton to pay Spurs £10 million once he has played 20 games. Dele Alli becomes manager Frank Lampard’s first permanent signing as Everton boss. Moreover, the club’s second signing of the deadline day after Donny van de Beek’s loan move. Frank Lampard, Everton’s new manager, who was only officially appointed on Monday afternoon, played a significant role in influencing the 25-year-old to join the club.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Everton, a huge club with a fantastic fanbase and history,” he said. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the team and working with the new manager, Frank Lampard,” Alli stated this to the club’s official website.
Since 2015, Alli has scored 67 goals in 269 matches for Tottenham. Alli is out of the FA Cup match against Brentford this weekend. However, he could make his Premier League debut against Newcastle United next Tuesday. It will great to see Dele Alli and Donny Van de Beek play under Frank Lampard.