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Tottenham dealt with a significant financial setback on a deal from 2 years ago

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham may face a potential loss of £10 million following the injury sustained by their former midfielder, Dele Alli.

Alli left North London during the winter transfer window of 2022, joining Everton initially on a free transfer, with the possibility of the deal rising to £40 million contingent upon meeting specific performance criteria.

The initial £10 million payment would be triggered once the attacking midfielder completes 20 appearances for the Toffees.

Spurs, who anticipated receiving that payment, may now miss out due to the former England international undergoing groin surgery last month, making it unlikely for him to feature again this season.

Alli has made 13 appearances for Everton thus far, leaving just seven more appearances to reach the threshold the Lilywhites have been eagerly awaiting.

Everton manager Sean Dyche, also recently acknowledged that the 27-year-old might not play again this season.

According to the Mirror, Tottenham attempted to renegotiate the payment terms in December but were unsuccessful. The North London club proposed reducing the payment to £8 million if the required number of appearances was also lowered. However, Everton reportedly turned down the offer.

Alli, who is yet to score or provide an assist for the Toffees, will see his contract expire in the summer, effectively preventing Spurs from ever receiving the performance-related add-ons.

The 27-year-old was at his peak under Mauricio Pochettino and was regarded as one of the best young midfielders in the league.

He made 269 appearances for Spurs, scoring 67 goals and assisting 61. Unfortunately for him, he struggled under Mourinho and was eventually let go, with his career going downhill from there.

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