Tottenham Hotspur bosses are confident midfield star Dele Alli will sign a contract extension with the club, despite the player being in the process of changing agent.
Spurs want Alli to extend his deal with the club – which already runs until 2022 – and are offering him a significant rise in wages. He is thought to earn £50,000 per week and could see this rise to £80,000.
This would make Alli one of the club’s highest paid players – although still behind Harry Kane, who earns £100,000 per week.
However, Alli is in the process of finding a new agent, having decided to leave his current representative Rob Segal at the end of their current deal, which ends after next year’s World Cup. Unsurprisingly, all the major agents are chasing him.
This has fuelled fears that a new agent would make inflated demands, as they would seek to make their mark.
This is one reason why Spurs are so keen for Alli to sign before the World Cup. They also want him to put pen to paper as an insurance – if he performs well at the World Cup in Russia then he would be a target for the biggest clubs in the world and this would insure if Spurs were to sell, they would get top dollar for him.