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Besiktas chief gives worrying update on Dele Alli's form, he's hit new low

Besiktas chief gives worrying update on Dele Alli's form, he's hit new low

Alli is on loan in Turkey this year but even his current team have said they don't know how to get the best out of the Everton player.

Dele Alli's form in Turkey has raised new alarms, with one Besiktas chief admitting that the on loan Everton player is 'below standards.'

Alli might have thought that new life was being breathed into his career at the beginning of the year when he moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Everton.

Unfortunately, things didn't appear to be going to plan, with the Toffees struggling to stay in the Premier League at the time.

However, the former Spurs star came up with a performance straight from his peak form to conjure up three points at just the right time and save Frank Lampard's team from the drop.

Unfortunately for Alli, that wasn't enough to keep him in the squad for this season, with Frank Lampard choosing to send him on loan.

Turkish side Besiktas took the former England star for the season, with hundreds of fans of the club welcoming him to Istanbul as he arrived at the airport.

Things looked good for the 26-year-old, whose fall from grace has seen him go from being integral to the 2018 World Cup squad to nowhere near the one in Qatar, and he impressed on debut.

However, in the past few months it's all gone downhill once again, with club sporting director Ceyhun Kazanci saying they have no idea how to get the former MK Dons player back to his best.

"No one can answer whether Dele Alli can do it right now," Kazanci told TRT Spor.

"He is working very hard. He is a player who reached €100m [in value] three years ago. He had a fall.

"I couldn’t affect the players.

"Now I can easily touch them but we haven’t touched Dele Alli yet. Let’s not discuss Dele Alli as a player but he is below expectations in terms of efficiency."

Alli hasn't got going in Turkey yet. Image: Alamy
Alli hasn't got going in Turkey yet. Image: Alamy

The former MK Dons player has scored two goals since his move to Istanbul and the club certainly aren't giving up on him yet.

Kazanci revealed the on loan midfielder is working hard on his game, and also backed manager Senol Gunes to improve the struggling player.

"Dele Alli is working intensively. We had intense talks with him before we signed him," the Besiktas chief added.

"Senol is famous for returning many players whose careers have been on the decline. We hope that he will be better in the second half of the season."

Alli might have ended up costing Everton £40 million if things had worked out at Goodison Park, and he'd played enough games.

The move to Turkey obviously ended that as a likelihood and he could eventually make the move there permanently for a reported €7 million.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Dele Alli, Besiktas, Turkey, Super Lig, Turkish Super Lig, Transfers, Premier League, Everton