Dele Alli signs new Tottenham contract until 2021 after impressive start to his Spurs career

Alli has extended his deal with Tottenham despite only joining up with the side last summer

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Dele Alli has been rewarded for his impressive form in 2015 with a new contract that will tie him down to Tottenham until 2021, having broken into Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team this season as well as Roy Hodgson’s England side.

19-year-old Alli has announced his Premier League credentials after inspiring Spurs the a fantastic unbeaten run that stretches back to the opening day of the season in the top flight, with the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United in the very first game of the campaign.

With Spurs utilising their English core with the likes of Alli and Harry Kane impressing, the news will be greeted in a hugely positive fashion by the club’s fans, and with the club currently fourth in the Premier League table just six points off leaders Arsenal, the news will be a boost ahead of the second half of the season.

"We're delighted to announce that Dele-Alli has signed a new contract with the club which will run until 2021," Tottenham posted on their official Twitter account.

Speaking to the club after his new deal was announced, Alli said: “I’m delighted. The club has been really great to me since I arrived, we’ve a great young team and I can only see us going forward. I’m really happy to be here.

“When I signed here I wanted to play for Tottenham and I wasn’t thinking about going anywhere else at the time. The manager and everyone has helped me a lot and thankfully I’ve broken in [to the team] and scored a few goals and been able to show a lot of people what I can do [and] establish myself as a Premier League player.

“I’m 19, I’ve still got a lot to learn and I can’t think of a better place at the minute to do that.”

Alli only joined up with the Spurs side last summer, having agreed a deal with the club last January before remaining with MK Dons through to the end of the 2014/15 season. Pochettino elected to throw Alli straight into his first-team plans as he came off the bench in three of their first four matches of the season, before making his first Premier League start in the 1-0 win over Sunderland in September.

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Alli has since scored five goals for Spurs this season, as well as finding the back of the net in his second England match as the Three Lions beat France 2-0 in November.