Highly rated MK Dons youngster Dele Alli has extended his deal with the club until June 2017.
Alli has been monitored by several Premier League clubs including the likes of Liverpool but Dons manager Karl Robinson is glad to hear that the teenager has decided to stick with the League One outfit.
Robinson told the club’s official website: “Dele is an exceptionally gifted player and it was only right that we rewarded him for a fantastic 12 months with this new deal.
Dele will continue to be linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs and it’s inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever.
“However, for the time being, he remains an MK Dons player and we’ll continue to enjoy watching him progress week-in, week-out here at stadium:mk.
“Dele remains fully focused on playing for this club and we remain just as committed to him and his development.”
Alli himself spoke about the new deal saying: “I’m delighted. This came as a bit of surprise but I’m thankful to the manager, the chairman and the club for this new deal and I hope to repay everyone on the pitch.
“My focus is solely on playing for the Dons. I’m a Milton Keynes boy so I couldn’t be happier representing my local team. I’m playing regularly in the first team as well which will only stand me in good stead for the future.
“I love this club and it would be a dream to help take them to the next level. Hopefully we can continue this strong start to the season, starting with Crewe on Saturday.”