Dele Alli signs new deal

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Dele Alli has committed his long-term future to White Hart Lane by signing a contract extension that will tie him to the club until 2021. The 19 year old has been a revelation since joining from MK Dons this summer, and the youngster’s meteoric rise in the short few months following this is exemplified by the club’s eagerness to provide the starlet with a new deal so shortly after joining.

Few people could have anticipated just how crucial the Englishman has become to Tottenham in his maiden season, with many established midfielders relegated to the bench in the wake of Alli’s exceptional performances. Alli’s Premier League form has gone far enough to see him drafted into the England international fold, with a tantelising international debut topped off with an exquisite goal in a 2-0 win against France.

Speaking to the club’s website, Alli (who has netted five times in 18 Premier League games) stated: “When I signed I knew I wanted to play for Spurs, I’ve played a few games and showed people what I can do. I’m 19, have a lot to learn and can’t think of a better place to do that.”

Probably as important as any potential signing this January, news of Alli’s new contract proves a solid foundation for an end of season that could well hold a lot of promise come May.

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By Joe Thomas

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