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Club president says Lampard ruined transfer, Everton were able to win

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On the deadline day of the January transfer window, Dele Alli left Tottenham Hotspur and sealed a permanent switch to Everton.

Earlier that day, the Toffees took Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United, hours after appointing Frank Lampard as their new manager.

The Merseyside club endured a difficult phase in first half of the season under Rafael Benítez and after sacking the Spaniard, they appointed the former Chelsea boss as his successor.

Prior to Alli arriving at Goodison Park, Spurs reportedly offered him to other clubs on loan, since he was not included in Antonio Conte’s plans for this campaign. Alli was proposed to several Ligue 1 sides, while a specific club from Turkey came forward for the attacking midfielder.

Adana Demirspor had found an agreement with Tottenham to take Alli on loan, but the deal collapsed after Everton confirmed Lampard’s appointment. This has been claimed by the Süper Lig side’s president, Murat Sancak.

“We made a deal with Tottenham for Dele Alli. They were going to give us a loan. Even his brother came to Turkey. The transfer was almost complete. At that time, when Lampard went to Everton, he broke our deal,” Sancak was quoted as saying by Milliyet.

Adana Demirspor are currently fourth in the table with 37 points from 23 matches and are trailing third placed Alanyaspor by a point.