Things go from bad to worse
Dele Alli’s Beşiktaş career looks like it could be coming to an end sooner rather than later with the club reportedly considering terminating his loan deal.
Alli joined the Turkish giants in the summer after failing to rediscover his form at Everton under Frank Lampard, but hasn’t set the world alight.
Since making a positive start in his opening two games – scoring in the second – the England international has only played nine times in all competitions for the club and was recently substituted during the first half of a cup tie against lower level opposition and was booed by his own fans.
Turkish outlet Sabah have reported that Alli has until the end of the month to change his fortunes around or face a return to Goodison Park, where he is also likely to have little to no game time.
Beşiktaş boss Şenol Güneş admitted in October that the 26-year-old had fallen ‘below expectations’ during his time at the club.
He said: “We haven’t got through to Dele Alli yet.
“Let’s not discuss Dele Alli as a player, but he is below expectations in terms of efficiency.”
His form is a far cry from his displays six years ago in the 2016-17 season where he scored 18 times for Spurs as they finished second in the table.
However after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino Alli’s form began to fade away as he lost his place under José Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo before failing to impress current boss, Antonio Conte.
Beşiktaş have a reported £6m buy-out option, but it seems very unlikely that it will be activated.
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