Fabrizio Romano: Besiktas can reduce fee to Everton for Dele Alli by 25 per-cent
Everton could receive only three quarters of the £8million fee if Besiktas buy Dele Alli during his loan spell, according to figures shared by Fabrizio Romano.
The Toffees midfielder’s move to Turkey was officially confirmed on Thursday (25 August) and Romano had earlier reported that the deal includes a fee for that amount if they wish to make the move permanent.
It has now emerged that if they trigger the buy option before 2023 they will only pay £6million, although neither is mandatory.
Writing on his personal Twitter account on Thursday evening Romano said: “Everton could receive the following fees for Dele Alli.
“£6m if the buy option clause will be triggered before Jan 1; £8m if the buy option clause will be triggered from Jan 1 to June.
“Of course, up to Besiktas as it’s not a mandatory clause.”
The former England midfielder only arrived at Goodison Park from Tottenham at the end of January and has made 13, largely substitute, appearances.
Considering the format of the deal with Spurs means a fee was never triggered, because the 26-year-old hasn’t reached 20 appearances for Everton, any money from Besiktas would be a bonus.
It was supposed to be a long-term project on Merseyside to get the one-time Premier League start back to his best, but it hasn’t turned out that way.
Despite some flashes of quality he hasn’t been given many opportunities and at times has flattered to deceive, so he is now onto the next attempt to revive things.
It would take a swift upturn in his fortunes for him to perform well enough in the Turkish Super Lig before the winter World Cup break for the lower fee to be triggered.
But if leaving the country was the clean break he needed, as mooted by Goodison News pundit Kevin Campbell, then there is always the possibility that happens.
He hasn’t had the impact at Everton that was hoped upon arrival, and arguably never got the chance, but if it was not to work out with the Toffees then perhaps Turkey can be a new start.