‘I’m really sad’: Ally McCoist gutted ‘lost’ star may leave Everton but not for Rangers

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Ally McCoist is ‘really sad’ that Besiktas could be set to sign Dele Alli from Everton after the Super Lig side started talks with the midfielder he believes Rangers should be interested in.

Ally McCoist is ‘really sad’ Everton flop Dele Alli is in talks with Besiktas not Rangers

Besiktas are now in talks with Everton midfielder Dele Alli over a late-window move for the 26-year-old, per Sky Sports. But Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT that while the midfielder ‘just looks lost’, he would jump at the chance of a transfer if he were in charge of Rangers.


The Super Lig giants have approached Alli over a move to Turkey as they seek to learn if he would consider a permanent or loan switch. Everton only acquired the 37-cap England star from Tottenham Hotspur this January, but Frank Lampard is yet to get the best out of him.

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Alli has made 13 appearances with Everton since moving to Goodison Park, yet has started in just one so far. He is also yet to score or provide an assist over 367 minutes on the pitch. While Lampard has left the MK Dons product on the bench during seven top-flight fixtures.

Everton did not pay Tottenham a transfer fee for his mid-season arrival last winter, but will owe Spurs 25 per cent of any fee they receive from selling the Milton Keynes native. Alli’s switch to Goodison Park can also cost £10m after his 20th game, up to £40m with add-ons.

Yet Everton may only end up paying Spurs the sell-on clause, if Alli is interested in Besiktas’ offer of a permanent transfer. He is desperate to play regular football this season after his stuttered start at Goodison. And Foot Mercato note he is very keen on some form of deal.

Rangers urged to rival Turkish interest in late-window Dele Alli rescue mission

McCoist, though, urges Rangers to launch a late-window mission to rival Besiktas’ interest and rescue Alli from his Everton troubles. He has an unwavering belief that the midfielder would be a beneficial addition to the Ibrox ranks and is too good a player for the Super Lig.

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“It’s two or three steps down [from the Premier League],” McCoist said. “[I would take him at Rangers] all day, man. All day. Yeah. I do, I really do. I’d take him all day, man.”

McCoist added: “It’s not easy, don’t think for a minute it’s easy. You look at the players that have come to Rangers beforehand. I’m not saying they’ve struggled, but they’ve not been as big a success as people would have thought. It’s a difficult place to play.

“But if you do play there, it’s a fantastic place to play. I’m really sad that Dele Alli is going to the Turkish league. He just looks lost. He needs to go and not so much feel loved, but feel comfortable and go and enjoy himself. It’s a sad story, it really is.”

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