Tottenham are reportedly ready to offer Dele Alli his third new contract in 16 months as they grow increasingly concerned over interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The 21-year-old has been in stunning form this season, scoring 16 Premier League goals and proving his class and quality even in the absence of Harry Kane as he stepped up for his team.
In turn, Spurs are seemingly growing more wary of rivals plotting big-money bids for him, and according to The Mirror, they are ready to offer him yet another improved contract, this time worth £40m in a deal that will keep him in north London until 2023.
It’s claimed by the Mirror that he will see his current £55,000-a-week contract doubled to put him on a par with Kane, with Madrid and Barcelona said to be ready to match the then world-record transfer fee of £85.5m that took Gareth Bale from Tottenham to the Spanish capital.
As per the report, it’s all part of chairman Daniel Levy’s plan to continue to strengthen the squad as they prepare to move into their new home and Alli won’t be the only star name receiving a new offer.
Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Heung-Min Son are also all reportedly set for negotiations over new contracts, as Spurs make a point of securing the long-term futures of their current stars to keep this nucleus in place for many more years.
Having been so successful in the last two seasons, with Tottenham still chasing Premier League title glory this year along with the FA Cup, it’s a reflection of the great work that Mauricio Pochettino has done at White Hart Lane and Levy is evidently adamant on keeping the group together to go further in the coming years.