The teenage midfielder joins up with Tottenham in the summer.
Tottenham Hotspur continued to demonstrate their youth drive in the winter transfer window with the decision to snap up talented midfielder Dele Alli from Milton Keynes Dons. Spurs fended off fierce competition to sign the player for a fee reported by the BBC to have been in the £5 million area, they then sent him back on loan to the Stadium:MK until the end of the current campaign.
The teenager has been impressive this term as he continues his development, scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances.
He has recently returned from a two month injury absence, featuring against Swindon and Scunthorpe, but is now set for a rest from first-team duties.
"I think there will be a stage where we may have to rest him for obvious reasons.
"Dele doesn't know that yet but I'm going to have to surprise him otherwise he'll be in a mood for a week!
"The kid can't just keep doing it after being out for so long and we're just waiting for the opportunity where we feel it's right for that."
The idea that Alli would be so grumpy after being rested, essentially for his own good, is great news for Tottenham.
It highlights the desire he has to play football at every opportunity and hopefully that will transfer itself when he makes the move to Tottenham on a permanent basis.
With the likes of Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll also coming through the ranks, the future of Tottenham’s midfield is looking very strong indeed.