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Dele Alli has nearly doubled his wages to £65,000-a-week after signing a new Tottenham contract, Football Insider sources understand.
Spurs confirmed earlier this week that the England ace has put pen to paper on a new six-year deal.
It replaces the 20-year-old’s previous £35,000-a-week deal, which was due to run until 2021, and is regarded by the high-flying north Londoners as reward for his development.
It was also announced last Friday that youngsters Tom Carroll and Tom Winks have also signed contract extensions.
The London club announced on Tuesday morning that the England midfielder has agreed a landmark contract that runs until 2022.
England international Alli described Spurs as an “amazing club” on his personal Twitter account, and also thanked the club’s fans for their support.
Delighted to sign a new deal with this amazing club, thank you to all the fans for your support so far🙌🏽👋🏽#COYS
— Dele (@Dele_Alli) September 19, 2016
Fans are delighted that one of their most prized assets has committed his long-term future to the club, despite already having a contract with Spurs until 2021.
Tottenham’s number 20 moved to White Hart Lane in the 2015 January window in a £5million deal from MK Dons, and has gone on to be one of the club’s greatest buys of the modern era.
Alli has started in five of Spurs’ seven opening matches of the new campaign in all competitions, finding the net once in their emphatic 4-0 win against Stoke.
In 52 matches for the club, the playmaker has scored 11 goals and supplied a further 11 assists. Intriguingly, all of his strikes for Spurs have come in the Premier League, from 38 matches.
The youngster was named the PFA Young Player of the Year last season and he will now look to continue progressing with the north London club.
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