Everton urged to sign ‘tremendous’ Tottenham outcast Dele Alli by former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Danny Murphy believes Everton should go after Dele Alli with the midfielder out of favour at Tottenham.
Alli has made just one Premier League start all season in Jose Mourinho’s side.
Reports have been circulating that Spurs could allow the 24-year-old to leave the club in the January transfer window.
Former Spurs and Liverpool midfielder Murphy believes Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton could be an ideal destination.
“If you throw Dele Alli at his best into the mix with Richarlison, James (Rodriguez) and (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin that starts to sound very appealing (as a front four),” he told talkSPORT Drive.
“Obviously, Everton’s problems more recently have been defensive but let’s look at it from an attacking point of view, what does Dele bring you when he’s at it?
“Tremendous movement off the ball, good finisher, good awareness in the box, assists were high in his first few seasons for Tottenham. He’s not become a bad player overnight. I’m not seeing him train so I can’t comment on that.
“I don’t know where his head’s at or what his attitude is like but if you are asking me to judge him on footballing talent that I’ve seen and the way he plays the game then I think that will be good business for Everton.
“If he’s not in a good place and it’s going to take him a while to get anywhere near, we are talking about a few months for any player to build his fitness and confidence back, then it’s not really that sensible a deal.”