Alli pens new deal with Spurs until summer of 2024

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (left) and Watford's Will Hughes battle for the ball at Stadium MK (pi

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli (left) and Watford's Will Hughes battle for the ball at Stadium MK (pic: Mike Egerton/PA Images). - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The England international hands the club a timley boost by agreeing a deserved improved contract

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a new long-term contract with star attacker Dele Alli, which will keep him contracted to the club until 2024.

It is a welcome boost for Spurs after a difficult end to October which firstly saw the club held to a 2-2 draw by PSV on Wednesday, then confirm the new stadium will not open until 2019 and conclude with a 1-0 home loss to Manchester City on Monday.

Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted by this news, however, especially given the close bond he has with the former MK Dons youngster.

A statement on Spurs’ official website read: “We are delighted to announce that Dele Alli has signed a new contract with the club, which will run until 2024.

“The midfielder joined us as a teenager from boyhood club MK Dons in 2015 and immediately set about making an impact in the Premier League, being named PFA Young Player of the Year and earning a spot in the PFA Team of the Year in each of his first two seasons with us.

“He’s scored some memorable goals to date, including that stand-out volley against Crystal Palace in January, 2016, which won him the 2015/16 Goal of the Season.

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“Recently, he returned to his former home, Stadium MK, and captained the team in our victory over Watford in the League Cup, scoring a penalty in normal time and then hitting the winning spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out.

“In all, he’s scored 48 goals in 153 competitive appearances for us while, on the international stage, Dele has established himself as a regular player for England since making his debut in October, 2015.

“He has, to date, featured at two major tournaments – Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he memorably scored in a 2-0 win over Sweden to help the Three Lions reach the semi-finals.”

Alli is expected to earn a big salary increase from this new deal and the news provides supporters with some much-needed positivity after a frustrating week.

The 22-year-old made his comeback from a hamstring injury last night and impressed off the bench and should now feature in Wednesday’s fourth round League Cup tie at West Ham United.