It’s the downfall of talent. Dele Alli (27, Besiktasi JK), a close friend of Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham Hotspur), has packed his bags after being properly humiliated in Turkuye.
Alli blossomed under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham. As a 19-year-old, he scored 10 Premier League goals in the 2015/2016 season. At 20, he scored 18 goals in the 2016/2017 season. He was named in the Premier League’s Best 11 for the second consecutive season, raising his profile.
The momentum was short-lived. Along with his goals, his performances dropped. In the 2020/2021 season, he went scoreless in 15 league games. He then spent half a season at Tottenham before being loaned to Everton, where he scored zero goals 메이저놀이터.
In August last year, he was loaned to Besiktas. Two goals in 13 games. Disastrous. Has a clause in his contract for a second loan, but doesn’t intend to exercise it. Already out of sight.
Besiktas sporting director Sehun Kazanci shook his head, telling the UK’s Guardian, “I thought Ali would work a little harder to improve his situation and fight for the team, but it didn’t happen.”
Chairman Ahmet Nur Sevi also told Bein Sports: “Ali’s contract is over. We had high expectations when we signed him, but he didn’t live up to them. He won’t be back. I wish him all the best, humanly speaking,” he said.
He’s only 27 years old. Alida in the doldrums at his prime. Even if he returns to Everton, it’s doubtful he’ll be able to turn it around.