Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new six-year contract with the club, extending his stay at White Hart Lane until 2022.
The 20-year-old England international broke into the Premier League last season, scoring 10 league goals from his midfield position in his debut season. That earned him a spot on the English national team and a trip to Euro 2016. Alli made his debut made his first start for Tottenham a little over a year ago in a road game against Sunderland.
“I remember that game at Sunderland, I didn’t expect to play as quickly as I did and make an impact in the team,” Dele told the club’s official website. “It’s happened so quickly, starting at Tottenham, playing for England… it’s been a crazy year for me and there are so many people I have to thank.
“I’m happy to be at this Club and I can’t thank the manager and all the staff enough for everything they’ve done for me, and the fans, they’ve been right behind me since I signed. Hopefully there are a lot of good times to come.”
Alli was voted PFA Young Player of the Year along with earning a place in the PFA Team of the Year at the end of last season, as Spurs finished third after getting passed by rivals Arsenal.
Tottenham sits in third place after taking a 1-0 win over Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday after a goal by Harry Kane.