Embattled Dele Alli grounded at Besiktas

Dele Alli has reportedly been told to watch the remainder of the Besiktas’ season from the stands, as his miserable spell in Turkey continues.

Alli has made 15 appearances for the Turkish side since joining on loan from Everton but has been a shadow of his former self struggling for confidence and unable to produce the quality from his heyday.

The former Tottenham star was absent from Besiktas matchday squad for their wins over Ankaragucu and Istanbul Basaksehir this month with new boss Senol Gunes still unimpressed by his displays.

Turkish outlet Takvim has claimed Gunes has now banished Alli from his matchday squads for the remainder of the season.

Alli is expected to watch from the stands until his loan expires at the end of the season and he returns to Everton

Gunes had slammed Alli back in January, insisting the midfielder ‘doesn’t deserve to play’.

The Besiktas manager had also publicly criticised the Englishman for his ineffectual performances in November after hauling him off at half-time against Umraniyespor.

Alli was handed a rare chance by Gunes in January, with the midfielder starring after being given a start in the Turkish Super Lig against Alanyaspor.

The 26-year-old scored and produced a man-of-the-match display in a 3-0 win.

Alli celebrated his goal by putting both fingers in his ears, in a message to his critics over recent months.

He received a standing ovation from the Besiktas supporters when substituted, prompting hope of a turnaround in his loan spell in Turkey.

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