Dele Alli has taken to Instagram with a heartfelt message for Tottenham Hotspur and fans following his move to Everton.
The England midfielder left Spurs on transfer deadline day to link up with the Toffees on a permanent deal.
Everton have signed Alli on a two-year contract for a fee that could reach £40million, which includes performance-related add-ons.
New Toffees manager Frank Lampard was a key factor in convincing the 25-year-old to join the club.
It comes after Lampard also persuaded midfielder Donny van de Beek to join on loan for the rest of the season.
Alli signed for Tottenham from MK Dons in 2015, though he saw the 2014-15 campaign out on loan.
He made 269 appearances in all competitions for Spurs and scored 67 goals, including 51 in the Premier League.
Alli won back-to-back PFA Young Player of the Year awards for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
He also helped Spurs to reach their first Champions League final in 2019.
“We’ve had some incredible moments together”
For years, Alli was a regular for club and country.
However, the playmaker has struggled at Spurs for a while now, so a fresh start is just what’s needed for him.
Nonetheless, it’ll always be difficult leaving a club – indeed, any place of work – after spending so long there.
And on Instagram, Alli had some very kind words for the club, the fans, and former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Alli could potentially make his Everton debut in the Premier League fixture at Newcastle United next Tuesday.
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