Dele Alli’s move to Everton has been named the “worst signing of the season”.
Dele Alli’s move to Everton has been described as the “worst signing of the season” despite only making the move during January.
Alli moved from Tottenham to Everton on deadline day during the winter transfer window in a deal that could be around £40m.
Frank Lampard took a gamble on the Englishman, but it seemed to have backfired for the Toffees boss, after Alli started just one game for Everton.
Speaking to BettingOdds.com, former Premier League defender Glen Johnson criticised the move, insisting it hasn’t worked out for either party.
“The worst one, which is a bit harsh, I’d say Dele Alli to Everton,” he said.
“It was an odd move. At first I thought it was a good signing as I thought it was a free transfer but since then we’ve all learned that it could potentially cost Everton up to £40 million.
“I think Dele is a good player, but are you telling me he can’t get into this Everton side? I just don’t understand it. He went there to play and he’s not playing so it just looks odd from the outside.”
Alli joined Spurs in 2015 and went on to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award during his first two years with Tottenham. However, despite his promise, Alli fell down the pecking order at the north London club under a number of club managers, including Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo, and Antonio Conte.
Everton are struggling to avoid Premier League relegation, with Lampard’s side just three points above the relegation zone.