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Tottenham: Dele Alli breaks his silence after deadline day move to Everton

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The Tottenham midfielder praised the new Toffees boss, expressing his excitement to play at Goodison Park.

Dele Alli joined Everton on a free transfer on the deadline day of the winter transfer window. He became Franck Lampard’s first signing since taking over the Merseyside club.

Alli has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Goodison Park, ending his disappointing spell at Tottenham. Alli was under Contract at Spurs until June 2024, but the club agreed to let him go for free. Everton, however, will have to pay £10million if the 25-year-old makes 20 appearances for his new club.

Speaking to Everton’s official website, Alli says he cannot wait to rediscover his spark at Goodison Park.

“It is a perfect match and I can’t wait to get going,” he said.

“Speaking to the owners and manager and some of the players…we are heading in the same direction, we want to look forward, and that is how I am as a person. I don’t ever think anything is enough. You want to achieve as much as you can, score as many goals and get as many wins as you can.

“It’s what the club wants and what I want, too.”

Asked about the prospect of working under Lampard, Alli responded: “Frank is an amazing manager and an amazing person. He knows me very well as a player, I know him and his tactics and how he likes his teams to work.

“I can learn so much from him. He scored a lot of goals from midfield. I will speak to him about that and the way he fought on the pitch and what he did to make the most of his talent.

“Working with Frank and the amazing players here, it’s a very attacking way of playing football, that’s what I like to do, to be on the front foot, win tackles, get in the box and score goals,” said Dele.

“It is an easy place to be happy and an amazing opportunity to come and work hard and be on the pitch and help the team.

“That’s what I want to do all the time.”

In addition to Alli, Everton has also brought Anwar El Ghazi on a loan deal from Aston Villa. Manchester United outcast Donny Van de Beek had also secured a loan deal to Everton before the appointment of Lampard.

Alli can make his Everton debut in their FA Cup match against Brentford on Saturday.