Everton have been linked with a triple raid on one of their Premier League rivals this week…
According to Football Insider, the Merseyside outfit have set their sights on a trio of Spurs stars, who all find themselves down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
One of which is surprising attacking midfield outcast, Dele Alli.
It is claimed that Everton will focus on potential loan or cheap additions with fellow Englishman Harry Winks and third-choice goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga the other two names mentioned.
Alli’s career under the Special One is deteriorating at an alarming rate. It’s easy to forget that he’s still only 24 yet he’s no longer in Gareth Southgate’s plans ahead of Euro 2020, which is down to him not featuring regularly at Spurs.
This season, the midfield maestro has started just one game in the Premier League – their opener against the Toffees in which he was hauled off by the break. Since, Alli has been absent from the entire matchday squad on seven occasions, per Transfermarkt.
Perhaps the solution lies with someone tried and tested in the English top-flight instead.
“I’ve got to say that I loved Stevie G as a player and Scholesy but Dele Alli for his age is just a freak of a talent. I love his arrogance on the pitch, how clever he is in finding the positions that he does and his willingness to try everything. He is a real joy to watch.”
Darren Anderton on Alli in 2017.
In his second full season at Spurs, Alli bagged 18 goals and seven assists from midfield, and has contributed to at least eight goals in every season in north London since he joined from MK Dons, via WhoScored.
It would be on Ancelotti to bring that back out of him, and there’s surely no one better, considering the Italian has managed some big-name playmakers over the course of his managerial career, ranging from James Rodriguez (Real Madrid & Everton), Kaka (AC Milan) and Thiago (Bayern Munich).
Forget about Isco, Alli and Everton could be a match made in heaven.
AND in other news, Everton must cash in on £85k-p/w Silva FAVE before it’s too late…