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Dean Jones: Big-name Everton player will leave if Frank Lampard doesn’t play him

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Dean Jones has suggested that Everton flop Dele Alli is likely to leave the club at the end of the season if he doesn’t find a place in Frank Lampard’s team.

The former Tottenham midfielder has only featured six times since joining the club, failing to make any worthy contribution whilst doing so.

If Alli does leave in the summer, the Blues could avoid paying a penny for him with him not reaching the 20 game threshold that would trigger a £10milion payment, as per Daily Mail.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “If he’s not in the team by the end of the season, it’s pretty likely he’s gone.”

Let’s face it if Alli leaves nobody would be bothered. As harsh as that sounds it is true because the 25-year-old hasn’t made an impact since joining in January.

What happened to him? He was a future world-beater at Spurs. A brilliant player who looked as if he had everything to give but his decline has been devastating.

The former England international comes under a lot of unnecessary stick in the media which at times is utterly ridiculous but the only thing that you can pin his shortcomings on is his attitude.

That doesn’t mean you can slate him over the car he drives or the clothes he wears. You have to feel sorry for the former MK Dons man because he wasn’t given a chance before he had even kicked a ball for the Toffees.

From an Everton financial perspective, this is a huge bullet dodged. Leaving for free is the best possible outcome of his nightmare spell at the club.