Everton are set to sign Dele Alli and will initially pay nothing to Tottenham for the midfielder, according to The Telegraph’s Matt Law.

Alli has been linked with an exit from Spurs for some time now and it looks like he is finally about to seal move away from the club.

Law claims the 25-year-old’s permanent switch to Everton has been agreed – but the financials make for interesting reading.

The journalist claims the move will be an ‘initial free transfer’, with Everton only set to pay £10 million after Alli has played 20 games for the Merseysiders.

Those figures are hard to believe given how highly Alli is still rated in some quarters.

That said, perhaps Tottenham are simply happy to get the midfielder’s huge wages off the books, adding to the budget for incomings in the process.

In any case, it’s sad to see Dele move on and it will be quite painful for those of us who loved him to watch him play for another Premier League club.

Hopefully he is able to rediscover his spark – just not against Spurs…




  1. As an Evertonian if this is true I’m well pleased. The lad’s obviously lost his way recently and he may have/had issues but there’s no doubting his skill and you don’t become a bad player at the age of 25. Sometimes a move does you the world of good. Demarai Gray’s a prime example. Our stand out player this season, not that that’s been hard with the way we’ve performed.

  2. This deal sounds great for Everton, not so much for spurs. What happens if he has issues at Everton and they don’t play him(perhaps he gets in trouble like greenwood) or he gets a major injury like Ryan Mason and he can’t play going forward. Spurs don’t get anything for him? What happened to selling players and getting money up front?


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