Date: 22nd December 2017 at 6:01am
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Tottenham Hotspur are expected to open contract talks with superstar Dele Alli after the conclusion of the January transfer window, according to a report.

The Times that Alli’s new management team, recently finalised by the 21-year-old, are set to resume talks with the club over a new deal for the midfielder.

Alli split with long-time agent Rob Segal at the beginning of the season, prompting speculation that he was looking to bring in a new team and push through a move away from north London.

He finalised his new representative team last month, seeing adoptive brother Harry Hickford handling his day-to-day affairs, the Creative Artists Agency tackle his commercial dealings, and the Sports PR Company managing his image.

Long-term lawyer Ian Lynam remained on board to take charge of legal matters, and it is expected that the club will engage in discussions with these figures in February.

Alli has transformed from a promising young talent, purchased for a bargain £5million from MK Dons in 2015, into a bona fide Premier League superstar at Tottenham.

His true breakthrough came last season when he scored 18 goals to fire Spurs into second in the Premier League, winning the PFA Young Player of the Year for the second year running.

The midfielder has failed to live up to expectations this year, with his form dipping massively as Spurs struggle to keep pace in the Premier League.

Alli has scored three goals and provided three assists in his 17 PL appearances so far this season, and was dropped to the bench for the first time two weeks ago as Spurs beat Brighton 2-0.

In other Tottenham Hotspur news, Paul Merson has made his prediction for the game with Burnley.

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