Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Dele Alli has given the North London side a massive boost with the signing of a new contract at the club which will see him stay at White Hart Lane for the next six years – until 2022.
The midfielder’s star has risen tremendously in the past year, after signing a five-and-a-half-year contract when he joined from MK Dons for an initial £5m in February 2015.
He made his first appearance for Spurs on the opening day of last season, before going on to score 10 goals in 46 matches and his rise was capped by a call up to the England national team, where he made his debut in October 2015.
Speaking after signing the deal, the midfielder stated his reasons for the extension;
“I can’t think of anywhere better with the fans, the manager and the young team we’ve got here – it’s a great place to be,” he said.
This season he has played in all five of Tottenham’s Premier League matches and scored once, in the 4-0 win over Stoke City earlier this month.
He is the fifth to extend his stay at the club after Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier, Tom Carroll and Harry Winks, who all extended their contracts in the last month.