Dele Alli is back to Everton training as he hopes to return to top level football after a disappointing loan spell at Turkish side Besiktas.
The English footballer will face a huge task breaking into Sean Dyche’s Everton squad after he returned to the club in tatters from Besiktas.
Alli was spotted in Everton gym cycling as he begins his journey towards full fitness.
Everton escaped relegation last season at the death with Sean Dyche pulling the strings late in the season to rescue the Toffees from going down from the elite division.
The former Burnley manager is hoping for a great start next season as he streamlines his squad to avoid another relegation drama next season.
Speaking on Dele Alli’s return, Sean Dyche dropped the hints on Alli’s chances with a two-word caution to the England flop, “get fit.”
The England football veteran, who is yet to work with Alli will apparently not spare the sword in axing the English footballer from his squad if he continues struggling with fitness issues.
After meeting with Dele Alli following his return, Dyche confirmed he is ready to give Alli a chance as the player is ready get back to his game.
‘I just got a sense that he wants to be back playing football and playing well,’ Syn Dyche said.
Dele Alli’s football misfortunes began at Tottenham in 2020 under Jose Mourinho.
The 27-year-old was one of the most promising English youngsters, playing as an attacking midfielder for Milton Keynes in his first professional career.
He scored 18 goals in 62 appearances before making a great leap in his career joining Tottenham in 2015.
Alli had a brilliant start to his Tottenham career and continued to play at top level in his first four seasons with the club. He scored 10 Premier League goals for the club in his first season. In his second season, Alli increased his goal tally to 18 goals in 37 appearances.
He continued playing at top level for Spurs banging in goals for the club before falling out of favour in 2020 under Jose Mourinho.
Under Jose Mourinho, Alli struggled for game time and was relegated to the bench. He recorded his least appearance stat for the club in 2021/22 season, making just 10 appearances before leaving the club for Everton.
Alli spent two seasons at Everton, making only 11 appearances for the club in his first season and 2 appearances in the second season before being loaned to Besiktas.
At Besiktas, Alli’s loan spell turned a nightmare after he struggled to revive his career, making 13 appearances with only 2 goals.
Dele Alli was criticised by Besiktas President Ahmet Nur Cebi for his disappointing spell with the club and off-field recklessness, including the hippy crack scandal. The club wanted to terminate Alli’s loan deal but lack of a break clause in the deal obstructed the move.
After the Besiktas nightmare, he is expected to make efforts in resuscitating his career under Sean Dyche.
Alli has one-year remaining in his £100,000 weekly contract and will have to run the last lap challenge of stepping up his game or finally downing tools.