Tottenham Hotspur have clinched the signing of exciting teenager Dele Alli.
The midfielder signs from MK Dons for £5 million, the club confirmed, and has been loaned straight back to the League One side.
Dele has joined us on a five-and-a-half year contract until 2020 and has now been loaned back to MK Dons for the remainder of the campaign.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 2, 2015
Alli, just 18-years-old, is already a regular for MK Dons in League One, and is an England youth international.
The midfielder has an impressive 12 goals in 27 games for the Dons this season, the highest figure of any midfielder in the Football League.
Alli's arrival is more evidence of head coach Mauricio Pochettino's faith in youngsters, that he has made the teenager such a priority, the club's only signing during this transfer window.
Allowing him to head back to MK Dons on loan was not only likely crucial to seeing the deal through, but it also allows him the best chance to develop right now, to continue playing regular football, rather than attempting to make the jump two divisions up during the middle of the season, even if he feels he can't wait to get started.