Everton flop Dele Alli breaks silence after requiring surgery on hip injury he sustained at Besiktas
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Everton flop Dele Alli confirmed in a heartfelt statement that his “season has come to an end” after undergoing surgery on a hip injury he picked up at Besiktas.
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder was loaned out to Turkish side Besiktas last summer after failing to make an impact in his first six months at Everton.
However, Alli was left battling for minutes at Besiktas this season and struggled to rediscover his scintillating Tottenham form during his ill-fated spell in the Super Lig.
The former Spurs and MK Dons star was also openly criticised by Besiktas manager Senol Gunes, with Alli scoring three times in 15 appearances for the club.
Alli, whose last appearance for Besiktas came on 26th February, returned to Everton last weekend for a check-up on the injury he sustained while on loan in Turkey.
The Everton player on Saturday took to Instagram to confirm that his surgery was “all successful and okay” and his loan spell at Besiktas had come to an end.
“Surgery done, all successful and okay. Thank you to everyone of you who has sent me messages of support,” Alli wrote.
“Unfortunately, this means my season has come to an end. I want to take the time to say a big thank you to you Besiktas supporters for all the love that you have showed me whilst being at the club.
“It’s been a tough few weeks and I want to ensure I’m doing everything I can to focus fully on my recovery.
“I’m gonna take a break from socials, hit my recovery hard, and come at full strength. I will be back when I’m ready. See you all soon.”
Everton manager Sean Dyche hit out at the speculation surrounding Alli’s future at Goodison Park and confirmed he would be out of action for a “number of weeks.”
When asked about Alli’s future on Thursday, he said: “He is not here. He has an injury which will keep him out for some time.
“Some of the stuff reported -- they know what they should and shouldn’t be doing.
“As a manager, you cannot control everything in their lives. Should we be following them all day? You can only guide them.
“He has an injury which will take a while to sort out -- it will be a number of weeks.”