By Emma Sanders
Dele Alli has responded to recent transfer speculation by stating he wants to stay at Tottenham and take his game to the next level.
The 20-year-old was linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of £50 million but he has vowed he is happy with his current club.
Alli has also explained that he wants to make sure 2017 is an even better year for him after a memorable 2016.
The attacking midfielder has been sensational for Spurs since joining from MK Dons in 2015 and has become one of the stars of the first team despite making his debut aged just 19 against Manchester United in August of last season.
He remains level headed and Alli claimed Tottenham was the best place he could be to continue his rapid development this season.
“It’s all just rumours to be honest with you. I have just signed a new contract with Tottenham, I am happy here. I couldn’t think of a better place to be at my age,” Alli told Sky Sports News HQ.
“It has been a great year for me. I have had a lot of success in my career so far but I have got to keep improving, keep getting better, and make sure 2017 is even better.”
The attacking midfielder picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award at the end of last season and capped off an impressive season by earning a place in the England squad for the European Championships.
He has become a regular for the national squad and an ever-present for Tottenham but they have slipped down the Premier League in recent weeks.
They currently sit in fifth place but have a slim three-point lead over Manchester United despite suffering a 1-0 defeat against Jose Mourinho’s side at Old Trafford on Sunday.
They were knocked out of the Champions League last month but will play Gent in the Europa League last 32.
In other Tottenham news, fans reacted with anticipation on Twitter to the Europa League draw.