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New Everton Signing Makes Huge Statement After Joining Meyseyside Club From Tottenham
- Dele Alli says he just wants to be happy playing football again after having suffered a dip in form in the last two seasons with Tottenham
- The footballer joined Everton on a two-and-a-half-year deal on transfer deadline day as he looks to reignite his stalling career at Goodison Park
- Manager Frank Lampard, who was only officially appointed Everton boss on Monday afternoon, was a key factor in convincing the 25-year-old to join the club
Dele Alli has stated the reason why he moved to Everton from London club Tottenham Hotspurs despite spending seven years at White Hart Lane.
The 25-year old England international have been made a bit-part player in the Spurs team in recent seasons despite starting his football career on a high at the London club.
According to Sky Sports, Alli has now revealed he was convinced to move to Goodison Park by new Everton manager Frank Lampard but also because he wants to be happy again playing football.
"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."
Dele Alli has joined Everton permanently from Tottenham on Deadline Day in a deal that could cost up to £40million.
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Meanwhile, Everton have made a bold statement about their intentions as the fight to maintain their Premier League status for next season continues
According to Liverpool Echo, Everton brought in five players during the month, with two of them arriving at the club on deadline day.
Vitalii Mykolenko, Nathan Patterson and Anwar El Ghazi all joined the Toffees in early January before the arrival of Donny Van De Beek and Dele Alli on deadline day.
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Everton have struggled for consistency all season and are currently 17th on the Premier league table, just 4 points above the relegation zone.
All Notable Signings in The Premier League in January 2022
Earlier Sports Brief reported The January 2022 winter transfer window recently just closed, but it was not short of some surprise and big moves across Europe.
In the Premier League, clubs completed the second-highest spending in January history.
A total of £295m was spent during this transfer window, with Tottenham making the biggest moves, particularly on deadline day.