Tottenham are confident Dele Alli will sign a new long-term contract with the club, according to the Independent.

Alli joined Spurs midway through the 2014/15 season but was sent back on loan to MK Dons for the remainder of the campaign, during which he helped his boyhood club achieve promotion to the Championship.

Since then, he has made over 150 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions and won the PFA Young Player of the Year award twice.

His current deal doesn’t expire until the end of the 2021/22 season, but the Independent claims Spurs want to avoid the possibility of Alli entering the final two or three years of that contract, which would make an exit more likely.

As a result, Tottenham have been negotiating a new contract with the 22-year-old, and there has apparently been a breakthrough in talks between the two parties.

The Independent now believes both Spurs and Alli are “confident of a swift agreement” following the breakthrough.

Alli captained Tottenham for the first time on his return to Stadium MK on Wednesday night as the Londoners edged out Watford on penalties in the EFL Cup – Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with his skipper on the night.



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