Football: Dele Alli pens new six-year deal at Spurs

Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Dele Alli has established himself as a goalscoring midfielder, bagging 48 goals in 153 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur.
Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Dele Alli has established himself as a goalscoring midfielder, bagging 48 goals in 153 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

(REUTERS) - Dele Alli has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new six-year contract until 2024, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday (Oct 30).

The 22-year-old, who arrived from Milton Keynes Dons in 2015, made an instant impact on his arrival, winning Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year award and earning a spot in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in each of his first two seasons at Spurs.

Under Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino, Alli has established himself as a goalscoring midfielder, bagging 48 goals in 153 appearances for the north London club.

Alli has also been one of the regulars in Gareth Southgate's England team, winning 31 caps since making his debut in 2015 and playing in the World Cup in Russia.

Without having signed any players in the close season, Spurs locked in a number of their first-team players in recent months by handing them long-term deals.

Striker Harry Kane, defender Davinson Sanchez and wingers Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min also agreed improved terms earlier this year.

Pochettino also signed a new deal with Tottenham in May, extending his stay at the club until 2023.