Dele Alli at Everton has been named the worst signing of the season

Everton midfielder Dele Alli has been named as the ‘worst’ signing of the season, despite only arriving in January.

Alli arrived at Goodison Park from Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day in a deal that could cost the Toffees up to £40million.

Manager Frank Lampard has bet on Alli and it seems to have backfired with the midfielder starting just one game for his new club.

Speaking to, former Premier League defender Johnson slammed the transfer, saying it hasn’t worked out for either side yet.

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“The worst, which is a bit harsh, I would say Dele Alli to Everton,” he admitted.

“It was a strange move. At first I thought it was a good signing as I thought it was a free transfer, but since then we’ve all learned it could potentially cost Everton up to £40. million pounds.

“I think Dele is a good player, but are you telling me he can’t get into this Everton team? I just don’t understand it. He went there to play and he’s not playing, so it looks weird from the outside.”

When Alli arrived, Everton were hoping to revive his career.

Alli burst onto the Spurs scene after joining League One side MK Dons in 2015.

He would win the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his first two seasons and become a regular in the England squad.

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Spurs sacked popular boss Mauricio Pochettino, who was key to Alli’s development, at the end of 2019 and replaced him with Jose Mourinho, who delivered some hard truths.

From then on, he found himself on the sidelines under Mourinho as well as successors Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.

At 25, Alli decided to seek new pasture after six and a half years in north London.

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Image Credit: Alamy

They do, however, have two games in hand against Watford. Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup on Sunday at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Patrick Vieira’s side ran out of 4-0 wins to book a semi-final clash with Chelsea.

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