By Daniel Feliciano

17th Mar, 2023 | 2:45pm

Everton loanee Dele Alli flops in Besiktas training, won't be in their squad this weekend

Everton loanee Dele Alli has continued to disappoint in training for Besiktas this week and will not be in their match day squad this weekend, according to Fanatik.

The Toffees ace has spent the season on loan in Turkey but has failed to live up to expectations and has fallen completely out of favour in the Super Lig, with the club already telling Everton they won’t be exercising their option to make the deal permanent.

However while he is still there for the rest of the season he is under consideration for selection. But his performances in training have been bad enough that he has been excluded from consideration for this weekend’s game against Istanbulspor.

“In the Black and White team, Şenol Gunes and the technical team found insufficient; Dele Alli, Kevin N’Koudou and Atiba have fallen out of favor,” they wrote.

“The performances of the three players, especially in the last training, were also disappointing. In this direction, it is considered certain that 3 players will not be in the squad in the Istanbulspor fight that will be played tomorrow.”


The fall off of Dele Alli’s career from one of the best prospects in Europe to such a dud is something that has surely got to be studied and looked at in the years to come.

Once one of the most reliable goalscoring midfielders on the continent with Tottenham, he’s now struggling to find regular game time anywhere and doesn’t seem to be wanted by anyone.

The loan move was supposed to be a chance for him to move away from the distraction of English football and kickstart his career elsewhere away from the bright lights surrounding his name, but if anything it’s done the complete opposite.

His stock is now at an all-time low and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be in the mix for many more minutes this season as Besiktas push for a place in Europe next season.

Dele won’t be part of that chase anymore, and the more his training performances suffer the less likely a return to Everton will be next season.