Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has rejected speculation linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and insists he is fully committed to the north London club. The 20-year-old has signed two new contracts in the space of nine months, the latest deal seeing him commit his future to Spurs until 2022.
Alli was among the breakthrough players of last season in his first campaign in the Premier League since moving from Milton Keynes Dons. The former League One starlet netted 10 goals and made 11 assists in all competitions to force his way into the England senior squad in time for the European Championships in France where he featured in all four matches.
The Daily Mirror reported last week that PSG were lining up a £50m move for Alli next summer after closely monitoring the youngster since he broke into the Tottenham first team. Real Madrid are also understood to be interested by Alli, who is valued higher than the world's most expensive player Paul Pogba according to former player Peter Beagrie, has labelled the reports as pure speculation and has no plans to swap White Hart Lane for a glamorous European city.
"It's all just rumours to be honest with you," he told Sky Sports. "I have just signed a new contract with Tottenham, I am happy here. I couldn't think of a better place to be at my age. It has been a great year for me, I have had a lot of success in my career so far but I have got to keep improving, keep getting better, and make sure 2017 is even better."
Alli has failed to hit the heights of his maiden season at Tottenham, yet has scored four goals and four assists for a Tottenham side who are fifth in the Premier League. Defeat to Manchester United on Sunday [11 December] via Henrikh Mkhitaryan's goal saw them fall 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Their position is a far cry from last season when Tottenham were strong title contenders until the twilight of the campaign when they failed to win any of their last four games. But Alli insists that his side remain in the hunt for the championship despite a rocky start to the term.
"I think so," he added when asked whether his side were still genuine challengers. "We are a team that is confident in ourselves, we fancy ourselves against anyone. I think we need to be a little bit more consistent. We are still working on it and we are still working together as a team. But we have got a great side and we are happy to sit underneath the radar and just keep picking up points. It is no good being good in halves of games or in one game and not in the next one. When we find our rhythm, I am sure we will be a great team again."