By Anthony Onifade

17th Mar, 2023 | 10:30am

Everton loanee Dele Alli could be given 'great opportunity' in Serie A as Besiktas saga continues

Everton loanee Dele Alli could be given a “great opportunity” in Serie A this summer, with his Besiktas future currently up in the air, according to Calciomercatoweb.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man joined the Turkish on loan last summer, with a deal potentially becoming permanent depending on how the 26-year-old midfielder performs in Istanbul [Sky Sports, 25 August].

But that is in little danger of happening as he has struggled to impress his new team, making just 10 Turkish Super League starts, Turkish media outlet Takvim reported on 9 March that Besiktas boss Senol Gunes does not want to include the 26-year-old in the squad anymore.

Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb [16 March] are reporting that Dele could be given a Serie A “opportunity” in the summer with the Milan giants proposed as potential suitors, believing that his cost might not be too high.

“The first unfortunate episode, removing this premise, therefore concerns his transfer to Everton. One of the first symptoms concerning his decline as a footballer.

“For the Liverpool side, he made few appearances, causing his now-owning club to loan him out to Besitkas. In Turkey, things have fared no better, with the England midfielder sidelined just recently.

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“This in turn could represent a great opportunity for many teams. Especially in Italy, considering that its cost may not be excessively high.”

Too good to be true

Alli’s Goodison future looks incredibly bleak despite Everton boss Sean Dyche revealing he will wait until the international break to hold talks with Dele over his future at the club.

The fact that both Milan clubs are interested in his services is a huge surprise given the player’s struggles and stark decline ever since his latter days at Tottenham Hotspur.

Everton was supposed to be the lease of a new life for him, to discover his talents once again but it just hasn’t worked out. It’s time the Blues get rid but that may prove difficult given his huge wage package at Goodison.

If Milan or Inter are offering him a way which seems too good to be true, then the club should be the first to the table to see if they can come to any sort of agreement.

The Toffees’ financial books need a desperate rejig this summer and Alli’s wages being chalked off is a huge step forward.