By Wayne Veysey

4th Mar, 2017 | 9:20am

Talks underway: Tottenham ace close to clinching landmark FIFA game deal

By Harry Sykes

Dele Alli is in negotiations to become the new face of hugely popular video game FIFA, according to a report.

The Mirror claim the Tottenham midfielder has already begun talks with the gaming giants EA Sports about being the cover star of FIFA’s next edition.

It is said Alli has been targeted by the immensely popular game due to his emergence as one of the most marketable players in the world.

The Mirror report that EA Sports “have already discussed making him the face of the next FIFA game”, a place held by the likes of Lionel Messi in the past.

For Alli, it is regarded as a great compliment to not only his performances for Tottenham and England but also his impact on the global scene as an outstanding player with his best years ahead of him.

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It also demonstrates Alli’s popularity and growing reputation as well as his marketing potential.

The former MK Dons player, who joined Spurs in January 2015, has been one of the outstanding players in the Premier League in the last two seasons.

Alli has been handed the No10 role in Mauricio Pochettino’s young and improving team, and has responded with some outstanding performances.

He has scored 14 goals and supplied six assists in 36 matches in all competitions, with 12 of his goals coming in the Premier League.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.

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