Sean Dyche makes decision on forgotten England star

Sean Dyche makes decision on forgotten England star

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 07:11 - 14.04.2023

Everton boss Sean Dyche has not given up on Dele Alli but insists the player has to "do the right things" to rescue his career.

Everton manager Sean Dyche has revealed he has had conversations with Dele Alli after the player’s return from an unsuccessful loan at Besiktas.

Dele Alli's career going downhill

Dele Alli had an awful time on loan at Besiktas

The 27-year-old is currently awaiting further clarification on whether surgery is required for a hip tendon injury that ended his spell in Turkey.

Alli’s career has gone down a strange path over the last three years and things have seemingly gone from bad to worse for a player who was at one point, one of the best young footballers in the world.

A picture circulated on social media this week of Alli with a balloon in his mouth in the vicinity of canisters of laughing gas. 

A rapid decline in his performance on the pitch, along with questions over his focus off the field, have prompted Everton to consider canceling the midfielder's contract, which has 14 months left on it. 

Everton boss believes Alli can get a second chance

Dyche, however, insists no decision has been made about Alli's Everton future and would like to gauge his commitment to the club.

Everton's Dele Alli

“There isn’t anything other than getting him fit,” the Everton manager said.

 “I’ve heard all the noise, I’ve heard all the opinions and I’m pretty sure you’re aware that I like to make my own. But he needs to get fit.

 "I’ve met him but I haven’t seen him train, I haven’t seen him play for Everton, I haven’t seen him train with us every day.

“Before we worry about all of that it’s important that he gets himself properly fit and if he needs an operation or doesn’t and to make sure his fitness is good and make sure he’s well and ready to go,” 

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