Date: 2nd February 2015 at 11:19pm
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Dele Alli had signed for Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, but will remain on loan at the Dons until the end of the season.

The midfielder signs for the London club on a five-and-a-half-year contract for a fee in the region of £5m plus add-ons.

His eventual departure was inevitable but it was perhaps a surprise overall when Tottenham came in to sign Alli while the likes of Newcastle, and previously Liverpool were the favourites to get his signature.

Luckily, it`s not a full good-bye yet to the fans favourite, and Alli will no doubt play a vital role in the side back on loan as we look to secure promotion this season.

Alli himself shared this sentiment, telling mkdons.com:

“It was a difficult decision to leave a Club that I`ve been with since I was a boy because I`ve loved every minute of my time here. I`m really pleased that I`ve been given the opportunity to come back and finish this season – hopefully I can help us be successful.

“Nothing would make me happier than to help a club that`s given me so much reach the next level, which is where we belong. I owe so much to the manager, the Chairman, the staff and players, as well as the fans, who have all been terrific with me from day one.

“For now, though, my focus is solely on MK Dons and this Saturday`s game.”

Meanwhile manager Karl Robinson could only praise the player that has been at the club since the age of 10, and has now scored 12 goals already this season as an 18-year-old:

We are immensely proud of Dele. He is one of many young and talented players to have progressed through the youth system here, which proves that the chairman`s vision of providing local children with a step into professional football is paying off.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to re-sign Dele and keep him with us for the rest of the season. Hopefully both he and us can share some more moments that will last a lifetime, before he moves on.”

Overall, that makes for a successful deadline day for the Dons, along with the signing of fellow midfielder Keith Andrews.

 

One Reply to “Alli Signs For Spurs”

  • Good business all round, we get a very promising young player while you guys get 5 million, a large lump sum for a league 1 side that can cover you for years.

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