Dele Alli can still have a ‘decent’ career in football after failing to impress at Everton.

That’s according to Danny Murphy, who believes the midfielder needs a platform to rediscover his form.

Formerly one of the world’s most exciting young prospects at Tottenham Hotspur, Dele’s performances have drastically declined over the past few years and he found himself looking for a second chance at Goodison Park last summer.

The MK Dons academy graduate continued to disappoint on Merseyside before enduring a poor loan spell at Besiktas – leaving the 27-year-old’s future in major doubt.

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Dele’s struggles has raised questions over whether he can get back to his best, with Everton looking likely to give him another opportunity to find his feet.

“There comes a point with anything where you have to have some resilience and you have to have some desire to what you love doing,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

“I don’t think you need to fall back in love with football. You never fall out of love with it, you just need someone to give you the platform to show your love for it.

“Do I think he’ll reach the heights he reached before? I don’t think so. I think it’s too far back to come. But i still think he can have a decent career in the game.

“He’s got to be aiming for a Premier League club to find his home.”

Will Dele Alli find his home at Everton?

It was previously expected that Everton would offload Dele Alli this summer, however he still remains at the club and reports claimed than Sean Dyche was considering giving him another chance.

Dele’s reputation continues to rely on his excellent form that saw him rise to the top at Spurs, though it has been years since we saw the best of the midfielder.

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The Toffees would benefit massively from a refreshed Dele in the squad, however it doesn’t quite seem like a risk worth carrying on with.

Everton need players full of confidence that are prepared to battle relegation and get fans on their side. Dele needs a club that can give him time and believe in him, while Everton aren’t really in the position to do that right now.

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