Tottenham Hotspur are all set to open fresh contract talks with Dele Alli soon after the January transfer window slams shut, according to a recent report from the Times.
According to the aforementioned source, Alli’s new management has decided to enter the contract negotiations in February and the midfielder is expected to get a substantial pay rise on his current £50,000-a-week deal with the club. The 21-year-old currently has four and a half years to run on his current contract, but many believe he deserves a better contract.
Alli decided to part ways with Rob Segal, his former agent, at the beginning of the current season which sparked a series of rumours regarding his potential exit. Only last month, the midfielder finalised his adoptive brother Harry Hickford as the man to take care his day-to-day affairs. That’s not it; the 21-year-old has hired a Sports PR Company to control his public relations.
Furthermore, he has also hired a Creative Artists Agency (CAA) which takes care of his commercial dealing. In case you don’t know, CAA also provides services for Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Nico Rosberg and Harry Kane. Alli, however, decided not to make any changes to his legal affairs as Ian Lynam – his lawyer – stayed on board. With that being done, it is reported that his managerial team will look to open fresh contract talks by the end of January transfer window.
Tottenham, on their part, want to extend his deal too and should a conclusion be reached, Alli will become one of the club’s top earners. Meanwhile, the midfielder has recently struggled to perform well on a regular basis. Despite scoring 7 goals and 6 assists in 22 appearances in all competitions, he has failed to find the net since his brace against Real Madrid on November 1.
Tottenham would obviously love to see Alli extend his contract but the hurdle would be Daniel Levy, who is known for playing hardball while negotiating a deal.