Tottenham will offer Real Madrid target Dele Alli a huge new contract to keep him at the club, according to reports
According to the Mirror, Tottenham are willing to offer Dele Alli a whopping £40 million contract in order to stave off interest from Real Madrid, despite the Englishman signing an extension only 7 months ago.
Alli’s last contract had already seen a huge increase in his wages after his impressive first season at the club, with the midfielder signing a contract reportedly worth £55,000-a-week, tying him down at the club until 2022.
The Mirror now claim that the Spurs’ hierarchy are willing to double his wages, putting him on par with the likes of Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris while also tying him down to the North London side for a further year.
Alli joined Spurs in the summer of 2015 from Milton Keynes Dons in a fee worth an initial £5 million and has not looked back since, quickly growing into one of the most promising young talents in Europe.
His brilliant performances in his first season with the club were a key factor in their Champions League qualification for this season and he ended the campaign with the PFA Young Player of the Year award, defeating the likes of Romelu Lukaku and teammate Harry Kane to the honour.
Alli’s stunning rise to the top in such a short space of time has led to constant links with a switch to Real Madrid. It was reported last month that Gareth Bale was pushing Real to sign the Englishman as a replacement for the ageing Cristiano Ronaldo but if the Mirror are to be believed, Bale may not see that wish become a reality.
Real Madrid have been signing up some of the most talented players over the last few years including the likes of Mateo Kovacic but given Tottenham’s growing stature as one of England’s main forces, Alli might not be as tempted by the move as players have been in the past.
Tottenham have transformed into a team that seems just inches away from becoming one that can consistently challenge for the title under Mauricio Pochettino and this season they have cemented their status as one of the best young teams in the world.
Spurs will hardly want to disrupt a squad that looks like it could dominate football for years to come and clearly they are willing to do whatever it takes to keep hold of their players, as the new contract with Alli indicates.