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Dele Alli tweets his delight at signing new Tottenham Hotspur deal

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Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli has signed a contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until the year 2022.

The Premier League star joined Spurs back in 2015 when he was bought by the London club from his home town side of Milton Keynes Dons for a fee of £5 million.

Alli was then loaned back to MK Dons for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, before eventually making his Spurs debut on the opening fixture of the 2015/16 when they took on Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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The 2015/16 season would prove to be a very successful breakthrough season for the 20-year-old. He would go on to make 46 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring ten goals and providing eleven assists.

That season, Alli collected the PFA Young Player of the Year award and was featured in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

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Remarkably, the 2015/16 season also saw Alli awarded with the Match of the Day 'Goal of the Season' award for his sensational volley against Crystal Palace.

Alli started out life in football at the age of 11 when he was scouted by the youth academy of his hometown club, MK Dons.

After spending five years playing football in the youth academy at MK Dons, Alli finally graduated and became a full-time professional at the club, moving on to join up with the first-team squad.

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He made his first-team debut for the club during the 2012/13 season, and over the following two-and-a-half-years, Alli would make a total of 88 appearances in all competitions, scoring 24 goals.

The 2012/13 season also proved to be a milestone season for the young midfielder from Milton Keynes. That year he would go on to make his first appearance for his country at the U-17 age group, playing nine games.

In 2014/15, Alli would progress further in his international career. He would go on to play twice for the England at U-18 level, and a further four times for England at the U-19 level. He was also capped twice in 2015 for the England U-21's.

His big breakthrough came in late 2015 when Roy Hodgson included Alli in his Euro 2016 qualifying squad. He made his full international debut against Estonia on October 9, coming on as a late substitute for Ross Barkley in a 2–0 win.

Since then, Alli has been capped 12 times at full international level and has scored one goal.

After penning his new deal at White Hart Lane, Alli took to his official Twitter account to reveal his delight.

Alli said: "Delighted to sign a new deal with this amazing club, thank you to all the fans for your support so far🙌🏽👋🏽 #COYS"

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