Dele Alli is set to end speculation about his long-term future with Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new contract, according to reports. The England international has been linked with moves to Barcelona in the past after his meteoric rise from MK Dons.
According to Sky Sports News however, the 22-year-old is set to commit his future to the north Londoners by signing a long-term deal. Spurs were hoping to convince Alli to join Harry Kane in signing a new deal after the England captain secured his future for the next six years.
The midfielder is currently suffering with a hamstring injury, but has returned to first team training ahead of Spurs’ game with Manchester City. In fact, boss Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule the star out of Monday night’s clash with Manchester City out altogether. “It is good news but we need to careful,” he said. “We are happy that he started (to train) today with the group. We hope he will be available for Monday but we are not sure if he’ll be in the squad.”
Alli signed for Spurs in 2015 in a £5million deal after rejecting a move to Brendan Rodger’s Liverpool side six months previously. The midfielder has scored 48 goals in 152 appearances for Spurs and established himself as an England regular with 31 caps.