How much Besiktas is paying for ex-Tottenham star Dele Alli and transfer fee for option to buy

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Former Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has moved to Besiktas on loan with an option to buy.

Former Tottenham star Dele Alli has joined Turkish giants Besiktas on an initial loan move but if he finds his feet in Turkey, he’ll not be returning to the Premier League.

The Turkish club have reached an agreement with Everton to sign him for a season loan without a fee paid to Everton, but will have to pay £6 million if they want to keep permanently next season. His wages will be paid by both Besiktas and Everton.

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Alli enjoyed his best years so far in his career at Tottenham where he scored 67 goals in 269 games, and was a cult hero amongst the Tottenham fans.

His last two seasons though were underwhelming and he joined Everton in January looking to resurrect his career, but after just 11 games with no goal, he’s off to Turkey.

He barely started games in the Premier League for the Toffees and despite showing some signs of getting back to his best, the move to Everton just did not look a good fit for the England international.

He arrived in Istanbul on Thursday morning where he was met by thousands of Besiktas fans before being whisked away to have his medical at the club’s training facilities.

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He is expected to be unveiled to the fans later on in the day and should be ready for the weekend’s game against Sivasspor.

Besiktas are third on the league table after three games with seven points and are looking to challenge for the title this season.

The English forward is hoping that Turkey is his home and he is able to find the form and fitness and happiness that saw him scoring spectacular goals at Selhurst Park in the Premier League.

In other news, Everton are hoping to get a resolution with Chelsea who are looking to sign Anthony Gordon this summer.

The young English midfielder has told the club he wants to leave after Chelsea made him a summer priority.

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