Tottenham’s Everton Dele Alli has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with a salary of up to £40million.
New Everton boss Frank Lampard has prioritized signing Allis midfielder and believes he can rebuild a career that has been held back in recent years.
The 25-year-old, who has played 37 times for England, appeared under Spurs captain Antonio Conte after arriving from Italy in November.
The first £10m of his transfer fee is due after 20 appearances.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Everton, a great club with great fans and a great history,” said Alli, who has scored 67 goals in 269 games for Spurs.
“I can’t wait to get started and look forward to my first game in an Everton shirt.
“I look forward to helping the team and having the opportunity to work with new manager Frank Lampard.”
He is level with Brentford in Saturday’s Everton FA Cup quarter-finals but could make his Premier League debut against Newcastle on February 8.
Everton has been forced to make the deal permanent as their loan quota is full after Manchester United‘s Donny van de Beek recently signed Anwar El Ghazi from Aston Villa.
Alli, who last won caps for England in 2019, joined Tottenham in 2015 from MK Dons.
He scored 10 points in 33 Premier League games in his debut season before reaching 18 points in the 2016-17 season and winning two PFA Young Player of the Year awards.
However, after becoming a regular at Mauricio Pochettino, Alli fell out of favor following the appointment of Jose Mourinho, who made seven league appearances last season.
The attacking midfielder has started six Premier League games this season during Nuno Espirito Santo’s brief tenure but has struggled to play under Conte.