Dele Alli Receives a Heroic Welcome in Istanbul as he Joins Besiktas On Loan

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Dele Alli has been given a heroic welcome by Besiktas fans in Turkey as he sets out to complete a loan move to the Turkish side. Alli plays for Everton and is expected to seal a loan move to Besiktas just months after joining the club from Tottenham.

Dele Alli
Dele Alli receives heroic welcome

The England star joined Everton after falling out of the pecking order at Tottenham. His career has witnessed a drastic downturn since joining Everton in 2022. He has failed to assist or score under Frank Lampard while at Everton.

The former Tottenham playmaker arrived in Istanbul to complete his loan move to Besiktas. In a dramatic scene that has gone viral, hundreds of Besiktas fans clogged around the 26-year-old to give him a heroic welcome.

Shocked by the rousing and heroic welcome, Alli started a chant with the Besiktas fans joining. After a disappointing spell in the Premier League, Alli has found a new home.

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As part of the agreement with Everton, Besiktas will make Alli’s loan move to the club permanent if he puts up an impressive performance.

Alli will likely feature for the Black Eagles against Sivasspor on Monday, 30th August, if Besiktas can register him before the match.

Who Is Dele Alli?

Dele Alli
Dele Alli at Everton

Alli is a 26-year-old England international who plays for Everton Football club. Dele Alli played as an attacking midfielder. He is set to complete a loan move to Besiktas after having the entirety of his career in England.

Early Football Career

He had the entirety of his professional football career in English football. He rose through the Milton Keynes Dons Youth team before transitioning to the club’s senior team. Between 2011 and 2015, Dele Alli made 62 appearances for MK Dons, scoring 18 goals. 

Spell At Tottenham

Dele Alli received a huge boost to his professional football career when he joined Tottenham in 2015. In his seven years spell with Premier League giants, Dele Alli scored 51 goals, making 181 appearances for the club. Dele Alli finally said goodbye to Tottenham fans when he left the team in 2022 and joined Everton. In a quick turn of events, he is set for a low move to Turkish side Besiktas.

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England National Team Stats

Dele Alli
Dele Alli in England national team

He rose from the England Youth team to the Senior men’s national team. He has played for England U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels before making his debut for the senior team in 2015. He has been capped 37 times by the England National team and has scored 3 goals.

Early And Personal Life

He was born and raised in Milton Keynes, where he picked up his football career by joining the Milton Keynes Youth System at the age of 11. Alli’s father is a Nigerian by name Kehinde, while his Mum is English, Denise.

Burglars attacked Alli on May 13, 2020, at knifepoint, brutalizing him before carting away valuables.

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