Sean Dyche and Everton are in search of options to revitalize their season, which has had a rocky start with just one victory so far. However, that lone win, secured against Brentford in their most recent Premier League outing, hints at a potential turnaround in their campaign, writes the FFC.
A significant contributor to this resurgence has been Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is finally free from injury and on the path to regaining his best form. His goal-scoring prowess could be pivotal in preserving Everton’s Premier League status.
The positive trend might continue with the return of another player, as Everton reportedly navigates a complex deal. Fresh from their Carabao Cup victory over Aston Villa, Everton will shift their focus to Luton Town in the Premier League, aiming to secure a third consecutive win for the first time this season.
Off the field, negotiations are reportedly underway at Goodison Park regarding the future of Dele Alli. The midfielder is gradually nearing a return, both from off-pitch issues and injuries, and Everton is keen to secure his services.
Addressing the ongoing saga, Patrick Boyland of The Athletic commented, “Those talks (with Spurs) are already underway but are yet to reach a resolution. Everton’s argument, no doubt, will be that this is a unique situation and that the best thing for Dele is to play. The deal does not incentivize that, with a £10 million ($12.2 million) fee due to Tottenham when he hits 20 games. He is on 13. He also needs to get himself fit again. The injury in pre-season was a blow because he was training well and close to a return. Dyche will try to fit him in, and Dele may end up being an option in Abdoulaye Doucoure’s role behind the striker. A lot needs to happen before we get there, though.”
Dele Alli’s time at Everton has been far from smooth, with off-pitch issues impacting his adaptation at Goodison Park, as well as during his loan spell at Besiktas. However, it’s essential to remember that this is a player who once dazzled at Tottenham Hotspur, even earning the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
If Everton can rekindle that version of Dele Alli, they may well secure one of England’s finest midfielders. While there’s no guarantee of this outcome, considering their slow start this season, taking a chance on a player with immense potential may be a gamble worth pursuing for Everton.