Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Dele Alli has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal at the north London club.
The new contract is five and a half years long and will keep the player at the club until 2024. The 22-year-old joined Spurs in 2015 from MK Dons and since then the midfielder has netted 48 goals in his 153 first team appearances for the club. Alli made his international debut in 2015 in 2-0 win over France and since then he has won 31 caps for his country, surely a good enough number for a 22-year-old.
The official statement from Tottenham read:
“We are delighted to announce that Dele Alli has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2024.”
The midfielder joined Spurs as a teenager from boyhood club MK Dons in 2015 and immediately made an impact in the Premier League, being named PFA Young Player of the Year and earning a spot in the PFA Team of the Year in each of his first two seasons with the North Londoners.
Alli joins Son Heung-min, club captain Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Davinson Sanchez and obviously manager Mauricio Pochettino in the list of high profile Spurs players signing long-term contracts with the club in recent months. The English midfielder who has been with the club for four seasons now, said he is loving his time at Tottenham and is very excited to see what the future holds. Alli left a message on Twitter, thanking the club as well as the fans after signing the contract.
Delighted to have signed a new contract until 2024. Would like to say a big thank you to the chairman, manager, all my teammates and the fans for their constant support. I’ve loved my time at @spursofficial so far and I’m very excited to see what the future holds! ⚽ #COYS pic.twitter.com/WD4qs9Cg2i
— Dele (@dele_official) 30 October 2018
Alli, however, has only made six Premier League appearances this season due to his hamstring injury, which kept him out for a month. In a wrecked pitch after Sunday’s NFL game at Wembley, the midfielder came on as a substitute only to see his team lose 1-0 to Man City, who were leading from Riyad Mahrez’s predatory finish.