MK Dons earned a cool £200,000 when former player Dele Alli made his England debut against Estonia in October. A clause in the contract he signed when moving to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur included this, and other clauses.
Daily Mail believes that the Championship side can expect potentially a six-figure sum should Alli make more appearances for his country, although it isn’t clear how many caps he’d need. Nevertheless, every little helps for a club like MK Dons, and they’ll not just be pleased to be picking up the money. Alli’s rise in the game for club and country is a further enhancement of the MK Dons youth system.
The 19-year-old officially joined Spurs in the final moments of the mid-season transfer window in February. An initial £5million fee was agreed, although this figure is expected to rise based on certain clauses, such as the international cap collation. He was allowed to re-join the club on loan for the remainder of the campaign, and helped MK Dons achieve promotion into the Championship.
Alli backed up his debut against Estonia by featuring in the recent friendly against France at Wembley, which was his fourth cap. He combined that with his first senior goal for his county, smashing in a long-range strike past Hugo Lloris. The midfielder, who can play in a holding role or as a number ten, has quickly established himself as a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.