‘Can you cut the Alli transfer fee?’…Tottenham blown away by ‘500 million in the red’ Everton
Tottenham could be the beneficiary of Everton’s shaky financial situation.
“Everton are in talks with Tottenham to renegotiate Dele Alli’s £10 million ($16.2 million) release clause,” the UK’s Telegraph reported on Feb. 2.
Alli joined Everton from Tottenham in the winter transfer window of the 2021-22 season. At the time, Tottenham were keen to get rid of him. A suitable offer was not forthcoming due to Alli’s poor form. That’s when Everton came along.
Everton made an offer to not pay Alli’s transfer fee, but to insert an appearance clause. The deal was that if Alli played his 20th game for Everton, they would pay him £10 million. Tottenham accepted, and Alli moved to Everton for no transfer fee.
The move to Everton didn’t revitalize Ali’s career. He only played 13 games for the Toffees and never really proved his worth to the team. Eventually, he was sent out on loan last season, just as he was released by Turkkiye Besiktas, but he failed there as well.
His heartbreaking story was later revealed to the world when he opened up about his childhood sexual abuse and drug addiction. It was a moment when everyone understood why the once top prospect in the world had fallen into a slump. Everton secretly helped him with his mental health, and he has been working hard to get well and focus on soccer again. 토토사이트
With Alli’s return so close, Everton began to worry about the release clause in his contract with Tottenham. The Toffees are currently in serious financial trouble. The Toffees have been accused of breaching Premier League financial regulations and could face severe punishment, including a points deduction. Everton’s deficit over the past three seasons alone is reportedly £304 million.
It is not known how Everton are negotiating with Tottenham. The media outlet only stated that “Everton director Kevin Telwell is seeking a solution with Tottenham to restructure the deal.” The expected restructuring of the deal is expected to either increase the number of games played or reduce the £10 million fee itself. The question is whether Tottenham will be willing to go the extra mile for Everton.