‘I can’t think of a better place’: Dele Alli claims Pochettino’s philosophy played a big part in decision to sign new six-year deal at Tottenham
- Dele Alli has signed a new deal at Tottenham, keeping him at the club until 2024
- England midfielder is now the second-highest paid player behind Harry Kane
- The 22-year-old admits that Mauricio Pochettino played a big part in his renewal
Dele Alli has revealed that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in his decision to sign a new six-year deal at the club.
The England midfielder signed a contract which will see him earn £100,000 a week, with only Harry Kane now earning more at Spurs. Added incentives are likely to push that number north of £150,000.
It is a huge wage increase from his previous £50,000-a-week deal, but Alli insists the style of football the team are playing under their Argentine boss is the biggest draw to renewing until 2024.
Dele Alli has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino has played a big role in his decision to renew
‘I love being here, I love being a part of what this club is doing and where we’re heading,’ he told Sky Sports News.
‘Poch is the one we’re working with all the time, it’s his philosophy that [is the reason] why we love playing here.
‘When I think about signing, obviously Poch plays a big part in that.
‘It’s a nice gesture from the chairman because I had a few years left on my old contract, but nothing changes.
‘I’m still going to keep working as hard as I am and keep fighting and being a part of this team.’
Alli marked his new contract by helping Tottenham beat West Ham in the Carabao Cup to progress to the quarter-finals, where they’ll face north London rivals Arsenal.
Next up for Spurs is a trip to Wolves on Saturday evening, in one of the Premier League’s unusual 7.45pm kick offs.
Alli has signed a new deal at Tottenham which will see him earn up to £150,000 a week
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