By Saikat Mandal

12th Jan, 2022 | 3:30pm

Everton could move for Dele Alli - Journalist

Everton could move for Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli in January, according to Jack Pitt-Brooke of The Athletic.

The Toffees have been very active in the winter transfer having signed two players already. Rafa Benitez is still looking to add more players and could for Alli.

The 25-year-old has struggled under Antonio Conte this season.

According to reports from Sky Sports, Spurs would consider listening to offers for Alli this month.

“Spurs had been hoping for a while that Newcastle would want Dele this month, but I gather that’s not the case,” Pitt-Brooke told The View from the Lane podcast.

“It’s been suggested to me that maybe Everton are considering coming in for Dele towards the end of the month, but as far as I’m aware there’s been no movement on that.”

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Alli has made 18 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season and has scored two goals.

He has struggled for form and consistency in the past few seasons and has failed to make an impact under the Italian boss as well.

The England international was hauled off by Conte in the 69th minute of Sunday’s FA Cup showdown against Morecambe, where he was very disappointing.

Alli joined Spurs in 2015 from MK Dons and rose to become one of the finest young talents in the league under Mauricio Pochettino.

He has scored 91 career goals so far, but it seems time has come for him to move out of the north London club.

The 37-times capped England midfielder is lacking in confidence and a change in scenery could help him regain the form he showed during his early days at Spurs.

Having said that, signing him remains a big gamble. Alli hasn’t performed in recent years, but clearly, he has age on his side to resurrect his career.

In other Everton news, the club want to sign a player labelled ‘Excellent’ by Cristiano Ronaldo with the European club keen on cashing in.

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