Two seasons ago, Dele Alli was playing for MK Dons in League One, making just a few thousand pounds a week before Tottenham Hotspur bought him for what seems like a paltry £5m in the January transfer window of 2015. Since that time, Alli has seen one extension of that deal that came with a wage increase. He responded in kind by putting forth a tremendous 2015/16 campaign that saw him make the England squad for the 2016 European Championships.
Today, Dele Alli has been rewarded with yet another deal, confirmed by Tottenham Hotspur via Twitter.
We're delighted to announce that @Dele_Alli has signed a new contract with the Club which will run until 2022. pic.twitter.com/BKq28SLXeA— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 19, 2016
According to The Telegraph, the deal will run through 2022 and will pay Dele a reported £50k/week, which doubles his prior wages. If this still seems like a very club-friendly contract, you won’t be alone in that thinking. While Alli’s now received two bumps in pay from his first Spurs contract, the club is still getting one of the most dynamic midfielders on a wage that still has plenty of room in the club’s wage structure.
Also, this needs to be specifically pointed out in the article:
Tottenham have rewarded Alli, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Kevin Wimmer, Tom Carroll and Harry Winks with new contracts since manager Mauricio Pochettino signed his new deal in May.
The club are expected to follow up the Alli deal by announcing new contracts for full-backs Rose and Walker, and central defender Vertonghen.
There’s no way to overstate Dele Alli and his meteoric rise with the club. I’d like to remind everyone about when the club signed him we only had to go off of a highlight video and comments by MK Dons’ manager (you should definitely read the comments as well) stating he was the best player he had ever worked with. The final few months of that season we kept seeing highlights of his ability, watching him torch League One and only building the hype for his arrival.
Make no mistake about it: Pochettino committing his future to the club goes hand in hand with all these new deals, and with new deals apparently still to come, the future remains bright in North London.