Tottenham Hotspur are confident that Dele Alli will sign a new contract and commit himself to the club long term, despite the fact he is in the process of changing agents according to a report in The Telegraph.
The hierarchy at Spurs and England hope a fresh deal, with the likelihood of a significant pay rise, will help Alli regain a bit of lost focus ahead of a long season and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Alli recently parted company with Rob Segal and a number of high powered agents including Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola are keen to snap him up.This in turn has led to speculation that Spurs could face a fight to keep Alli ,that we may struggle to agree a new contract that fits with the club’s much talked about wage structure.
Dele only signed a six-year £50,00-a-week deal contract last September, half of what Harry Kane takes home, and he is well down the list of best-paid players at the club. The article claims that sources close to Alli fear the situation has impacted on the England international’s performances and behavior.
However Spurs are currently preparing a new contract offer and believe they can reach an agreement before he formally changes agent, which might not be until after the World Cup.
The article claims the club will offer him a new deal worth around £80,000-a-week adding an extra year to the deal he signed last September, which would put him ahead of Christian Eriksen, but would still leave him some way short of top earner Harry Kane, who pockets roughly £100,000-a-week.
If we agree a new contract with Dele ahead of his agent switch it may well help protect Spurs against any unrealistic demands immediately being made by a new representative eager to show their new client what they can do.
The club will also be in a better position too should Dele have a decent World Cup which in turn might result in some admiring glances from Europe’s biggest clubs. Alli had an incredible season last season, but has had a troubled start to this one, getting booked for simulation and of course that gesture supposedly aimed at Kyle Walker.
England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken with Alli about his responsibilities and may recall him for the final qualifying match with Lithuania after he was suspended for the victory over Slovenia
Do you think Dele warrants a new deal considering his controversial start to the season? Do you think that “edge” will always be part of his game? Let us know your thoughts.
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