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Tottenham set to double Dele Alli's wages with new contract

Pay the man his money, Levy.

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Over the past year, Tottenham Hotspur has worked hard to keep ahold of its young talented players by offering them new contracts with better wages. That trend looks to continue. The Evening Standard is reporting that Spurs are set to offer midfielder Dele Alli a new deal that will double his wages and keep him at White Hart Lane for another five years.

The Standard suggests that Alli currently makes about £10,000/year, which is probably about what many 19 year old players signed from a League 1 club should be making. However, most 19 year old players signed from a League 1 club aren't starting for a Premier League title contending club and earning caps for England. Alli's original deal was for 5 1/2 years; the new one would keep him in lilywhite until 2021 and would increase his wages to be more in line with his recent performances.

Just like the recent deals for players like Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, and Nabil Bentaleb, this would be an absolute "gimme" move by the club. Even with a new deal, £20k/week is peanuts for a player of Alli's current ability. Getting him to a long-term deal not only keeps him happy, but also gives the club leverage if and when a larger club goes in for him. Because a larger club will go in for him eventually. And if he keeps up his current rate of improvement, Alli is likely to earn even higher wages and more contract extensions as time goes on.