Jamie Redknapp says Everton’s Dele Alli ‘could revive his career’ with move to Besiktas

Jamie Redknapp says Dele Alli ‘could revive his career’ with a move to Besiktas and thinks the Everton midfielder has ‘fallen out of love for the game’… but insists the former England star ‘isn’t to everyone can keep watching’

  • Jamie Redknapp has urged Dele Alli to continue his career at Besiktas . to change
  • The midfielder is approaching a move from Everton to the Turkish side this summer
  • Alli has only been with the Toffees for half a season but is already approaching an exit
  • Redknapp thinks the former England star ‘fell out of love for the game’

Jamie Redknapp has urged Dele Alli to change his career ahead of his imminent move to Besiktas.

The Turkish club are eager to close a deal by the end of the week and it’s clear the Toffees will consider letting Alli leave in the final two weeks of the period – despite not joining the club until January have connected.

Having experienced such a fall from heights early in his career, Redknapp has encouraged the midfielder to get back on his feet.

Dele Alli has been urged to revive his career with a move to Turkey's Besiktas

Dele Alli has been urged to revive his career with a move to Turkey’s Besiktas

Jamie Redknapp says he thinks Alli 'fell out of love for the game' during his successful career

Jamie Redknapp says he thinks Alli ‘fell out of love for the game’ during his successful career

Speak with talkSPORT, Redknapp said: ‘He has been to Tottenham where he was a huge success as a young man. When he came on the scene, he scored so many great goals from midfield, he joined Harry Kane, that it looked like he was going to be England’s midfielder for years to come.

“And then, for whatever reason, it seemed like he lost his love for the game. Then he ends up at Everton, hasn’t really worked for him there, he doesn’t play. Frank Lampard clearly looks at him and thinks, ‘Well, he’s not doing business for me’. He has been on the bench, there are other players who give more.’

Alli had huge success with the Spurs competing as a £5million signing from MK Dons, before reaching a Champions League final with the club.

Things have gone downhill for the midfielder since then, eventually leading to a move to Merseyside, where he has played just 11 games in all competitions since January.

Alli made an iconic partnership with Harry Kane in their early years together at Spurs

Alli made an iconic partnership with Harry Kane in their early years together at Spurs

The 26-year-old has struggled to find his way since joining Everton on a permanent basis

The 26-year-old has struggled to find his way since joining Everton on a permanent basis

Lampard continues: ‘What other options does he have? I can’t imagine too many other Premier League clubs knocking on the door to get their hands on him. This is another opportunity for him to get his career going.

“It’s up to Dele. He can’t keep looking at everyone. It’s not the ideal move, but it’s one where hopefully he can revive his career and get back to work.”

With Alex Iwobi, who is traditionally a winger, being chosen as central midfielder for Alli in Everton’s first two games – it doesn’t bode well for the 26-year-old’s chance of getting into the Everton first-team.

Alli has been kicked out of the club despite only joining the Toffees in January

Alli has been kicked out of the club despite only joining the Toffees in January

Whether Lampard’s claim that Alli fell out of love for the sport is true or not, the statistics certainly support this claim.

In his debut season in the Premier League, as a 19-year-old, he scored no less than 10 goals and three assists. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he tracked a score of 18 league goals the following year.

But that season, 2016/17, was the last year he reached the 10-goal mark in the league – having scored just 14 goals in the past four seasons combined.

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