Tottenham have signed Dele Alli to an extended deal.
Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 12, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have extended Dele Alli's contract until 2021.
The agreement is excellent news for a midfielder who has surpassed expectations since joining from MK Dons a year ago.
He was immediately loaned back to continue playing in League One, but despite their promotion to the Championship, Tottenham wisely decided to bring him in for 2015/16 rather then send him back out on loan.
This season he has netted five goals for his club, and even earned an international call-up for England, scoring against France, showing why he should be part of the squad for Euro 2016.
Due to the fact he signed from a League One club and is just 19, he was earning £15,000 per week before this new deal, the Evening Standard reported, writing last week that Spurs risked his head being turned by crazy wages a side like Real Madrid could offer.
His new deal should have addressed this, to reflect his standing as an England international and Premier League regular, and should make Tottenham fans feel even more secure about the direction in which the club is headed.
Here is a look at how supporters reacted on Twitter to the deal, with one even branding it the best piece of business in the transfer window so far. It's hard to argue against that...
Deli Alli sign new deal with Spurs til 2021. That is a big relief. #COYS— Michael Barley (@theremonstrator) January 12, 2016