By Dan Carter

16th Nov, 2023 | 11:10am

Ian Wright sends Everton man Dele Alli two-word message after latest update

Ian Wright has sent Dele Alli a two-word message after the Everton man posted a new update on his fitness during the international break.

The 27-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the Toffees this season and is still yet to feature under the management of Sean Dyche as he continues to recover from an injury suffered during his loan spell with Besiktas last season.

Dele appears to be closing in on a return to fitness and while Dyche has insisted that he is some way off making an appearance for the first team, the midfielder has clearly stepped up his recovery as he shared a number of pictures of some warm weather training in the Middle East.

Dele captioned his Instagram post (15 November): “It’s not over until I win” and Wright was quick to comment on the post writing: “Yes Del” capped off with a flexing arm emoji.

Working his way back

It feels as though the whole world is willing Dele to not only return to fitness but rediscover the form that made him such an excellent talent during his time with Tottenham and there is no better demonstration of that than the comment section on the midfielder’s Instagram post.

While Wright may well be one of the nicest men in football, it speaks volumes that a man with such great Arsenal connections is willing one of Spurs’ former stars to get back to his best as the football community rallies behind the 27-year-old.

Dele hasn’t stepped foot on the playing field since February when his loan with Besiktas was cut short during injury and has suffered several setbacks on the road to recovery that have left him sidelined for the opening months of the campaign.

The Toffees have finally started to discover the winning formula in the Premier League and the mood around Goodison Park has lifted in recent weeks and it feels as though Dyche has created an environment in which Dele could return and flourish on Merseyside.

Hopefully, the midfielder can step up his recovery in the coming weeks and return to Premier League action in the next few weeks. It’s safe to say Goodison Park, the Everton fanbase and the wider footballing world will be united in welcoming him back to the pitch after an incredibly challenging few months.

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