Dele Alli: Ex-Tottenham Star Breaks Silence After Besiktas Boss Declares Him Missing

Dele Alli: Ex-Tottenham Star Breaks Silence After Besiktas Boss Declares Him Missing

Elijah Odetokun
  • Dele Alli is going through a downward spiral in his career despite a bright start
  • He is currently on loan at Besiktas from Everton but the situation is unchanged
  • Alli is involved in a fresh disagreement over his presence in the Turkish team

Football is unpredictable and life generally is such that no one can tell what tomorrow will bring, but not many would have predicted Dele Alli would be where he currently is.

One of English football's brightest stars and a two-time PFA Young Player of the Year is now unable to hold down a spot in midfield in any good team in Europe.

His decline began just before Tottenham Hotspur reached the 2019 UEFA Champions League final under Mauricio Pochettino, which they lost to fellow English club, Liverpool.

Dele Alli, Besiktas, Turkey, Everton.
Dele Alli has fired back at Senol Gunes for declaring him missing. Photo by ANP.
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An honest assessment from Jose Mourinho warned Alli about the precarious position he was heading into if the player did not demand more from himself.

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It did not take long before the Portuguese manager's words came to pass. Only this month, the Englishman was banished from his on-loan team.

Alli declared missing by Gunes

As reported by Sun UK, Alli was declared missing by Besiktas boss, Senol Gunes, who claimed the player is yet to return to the Turkish club from his break and said he was yet to hear from him.

''We gave Dele Alli permission for a small break, but he hasn't come back yet. It's raining, that's probably why he didn't come. We're trying to find out where he is,'' Gunes said.

Alli responds to Gunes

As observed by Mirror UK, the former Tottenham player took to his Instagram story and issued a short message which contradicted his manager's words.

''Hey guys just had loads of messages so wanted to clear something up. The club gave me permission to attend a doctor's appointment today. I'm due back in training tomorrow as normal,'' he wrote.

Alli banished from Besiktas squad

Sports Brief previously reported on Alli being banished from Bestikas' matchday squad and playing no further part for the Turkish club this season.

The midfielder joined the Super Lig outfit on a season-long loan from Everton, where his decline in form even prompted the club to try and cancel the deal.

Alli, who also played for MK Dons, has scored just twice in 13 games for Bestikas and has only featured in four games since Gunes took over as manager.