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Lampard bolsters Toffees squad with Alli move on deadline day
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Dele Alli has completed a permanent move to Everton
Dele Alli has completed a permanent move to Everton

Dele Alli has completed a deadline day move to Everton from Tottenham on a permanent deal.

The 25-year-old's arrival completes a busy day for the Toffees, who announced the appointment of Frank Lampard as manager before sealing the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.

Alli, a 37-cap England international, had fallen out of favour at Spurs under Antonio Conte and was expected to leave North London after seven years with the club.

On linking up with his new boss, Alli said: "I've had a few good conversations with him [Lampard] already, he's a player I admired through his whole career watching him.

"I'm pleased to work with him, it's very exciting, I'm sure we can do great things together.

"I just want to be happy playing football. Working with Lampard, and the great players Everton have got, is a great opportunity for me to do that.

"I'm excited to go there, show the fans what I can do, and help the club as much as I can."

Alli has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Merseysiders for a fee which could rise to £40million.

The former MK Dons man made 181 top-flight appearances for Spurs, scoring 51 times.

The two-time PFA Young Player of the Year has failed to impress in recent months however, finding the net just once in 25 Premier League appearances since the start of last season.

Lampard will hope Alli will add an attacking spark to his midfield, as the Blues seek to move clear of relegation trouble.

Everton sit 16th in the Premier League table, four points from safety.

Lampard's men host Brentford in Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie, before travelling to Newcastle on Tuesday.


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