Dele Alli has completed his move to Everton from Tottenham on a permanent basis in a deal that could cost up to £40m. The fee is based on performance-based add ons as he looks to reignite his career on Merseyside. Alli said that Frank Lampard was a driving force behind him joining the club. He joins Donny van de Beek as the new arrival in midfield. He made 269 appearances for the North London club scoring 67 goals in the process. The England midfielder won back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year awards for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 Premier League seasons.
“I’m eager to get started and can’t wait for my first game in an Everton shirt,” Dele Alli said. “I’m looking forward to helping the team and the opportunity to work with the new manager Frank Lampard.”
“We’re told Frank Lampard was key in this deal getting done. He spoke to the player, and Alli feels he can get the best out of him,” Kaveh Solhekol said. “Since Mauricio Pochettino left Spurs he’s had a difficult relationship with the managers there, Mourinho and Conte, and needs a fresh start. He’s been at Spurs for a long time now, I know people think he’s lost his way now but he’s someone who was PFA Young Player of the Year twice. If anyone can get the best out of him, you’d think it would be someone like Frank Lampard.”