Spurs To Offer Dele Alli New £100K-A-Week Deal To Fend Off Read Madrid And Barca Interest
And Daniel Levy is now keen on breaking his strict wage structure to offer Dele Alli another new deal within a span of just one year.
Defending La Liga champions Barcelona have joined current league leaders Real Madrid in the race to sign Spurs ace Dele Alli.
The English midfielder Dele Alli has proved his mettle at Tottenham Hotspur under Pochettino and is being regarded as one of the hottest prospect in the world of football. And now the Barcelona bosses are now keen on roping in the services of the Tottenham star.
However, Dele Alli, who has netted 7 goals in his last 4 matches, is also under the radar of Barcelona’s arch rivals Real Madrid.
And club Chairman Daniel Levy, who had earlier imposed a strict wage structure that saw Tottenham Hotspur players earning way less than their rivals, will now overrule his own decision in order to tie down their star Dele Alli.
In the last few years Levy had been reluctant to cross over the £100,000-a-week wage cap for any player. However, this season he has tied down Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris after offering them a higher wage packet.
And foottheball sources now claim that Dele Alli is now on brink to sign another new deal with Spurs and will be the next Spurs player to take home a much higher wage packet.
Alli had joined Tottenham Hotspur from MK Dons in February 2015 for a transfer fee of only £5m. And now it is believed that the Spanish clubs would have to splurge a transfer fee of at least £70m in order to stand any chance of securing the signatures of the player.
The English midfielder has also turned down a sensational £800,000-a-week offer to move to China.
Alli has stepped up his game to become one of the best midfielders in Premier League this season –rising from a League One player to representing England in the international circuit and now a hero in the Premier League.
He had convinced Pochettino of his abilities in his debut Premier League campaign itself. He displayed impressive form to earn a place in the Three Lions squad under then England manager Roy Hodgson.
He single-handedly crushed Chelsea’s hopes of creating the Premier League record of the maximum number of wins in a row. He bagged a brace both from headers to end Conte’s 13-match winning run last week – recreating his best form after a recent dip in confidence during England’s Euro 2016 campaign in France.
Tottenham Hotspur are now third in the Premier League table and seven points behind current league leaders Chelsea. Pochettino’s side are in good shape are looking forward to extend their 5-match winning streak.
Alli also displayed incredible form after coming off the bench and guided Spurs to a comfortable FA Cup win over Aston Villa.
Real Madrid has been highly linked with Alli but Spurs insisted last week that the English star is not for sale at any price.
Alli had joined Tottenham Hotspur from MK Dons in February 2015 for a transfer fee of only £5m and since then he has signed new deals that saw his wage packet going up to £12,000-a-week, then £25,000-a-week.
Later he signed another new six-year deal with the club in September that took his wage packet up to £55,000-a-week.
Alli said at the time: “I’m happy to be here and playing at Tottenham.”
“Personally I can’t think of anywhere better, with the fans, the manager we’ve got here and the young team. It’s a great place to be.”
However, there is an outside chance that Spurs would be willing to make maximum profit by cashing in on Alli as they are involved in a £750m redevelopment of their White Hart Lane stadium.