Sean Dyche has stated that he will give Dele Alli an opportunity to demonstrate his abilities at Everton before making any decisions about the midfielder’s future, reports the 90min.
However, Dyche has emphasized that Alli must make “wise decisions” to aid his case. Alli has had a tumultuous loan spell with Turkish giants Besiktas this season, which was abruptly ended by a hip injury.
The 27-year-old is currently back in England, and a decision on whether he needs surgery is pending. Alli has already discussed his future with Dyche since his return, and the manager is willing to give him time to prove himself. “The only thing is for him to get fit,” Dyche stated.
“I’ve met him but I haven’t seen him train. I haven’t seen him play for Everton. I haven’t seen him train with us every day. It’s important that he gets himself properly fit and – if he needs an op or doesn’t – then make sure his fitness is good and make sure he’s well and ready to go.”
Dyche continued: “I just got a sense that he wants to be back playing football and playing well.
“In theory he is their [Besiktas] player contractually but we are working out the situation between the clubs. But he will get full support from us medically.”
“He’s come back with an injury that’s going to take some time to get sorted. He’ll use that period wisely I hope. He’s 27 and like other players knows certain things and what they should or shouldn’t be doing.
“Forget about Everton for a minute, as a manager you can’t control everything they do in their lives. There seems to be this myth where they ask ‘what’s the manager doing? You go: ‘are you meant to be following them round every day of their lives?’
“You can only guide people with what you think is good for them and eventually they have choices. We recommend they make good choices.”