We had a report out a couple of days ago that Newcastle were trying to sign 18 year-old MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli for next summer, but there are a number of top clubs after the youngster, who has been in top form for MK Dons this season.
Deli Alli in action in MK Dons shock 4-0 win
Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Manchester United are just three of the clubs after the youngster, who has scored 8 goals in 18 appearances this season, and was a star man in the MK Dons 4-0 humiliation of Manchester United in the Capital One Cup back in August.
The 6’2¨ attacking midfielder has played a total of 62 times for his club with 15 goals, and there continues to be news that Newcastle United have beaten off other top clubs, and are expected to win the race to sign the youngster.
Alli looks set to leave the MK Dons, who are pushing for promotion from League One, and his club may be unwilling to let their young star player leave in January – with the MK Dons currently third top of the league and just two points off leaders Bristol City.
Dele has played for England at the U17, U18 and U19 levels – and recently got a call-up for the England U21 side.
This is some of what Dele said in the Telegraph back in September:
“England are producing young players,’’ “I’ve seen it with players I play with and against. People say that English players aren’t that clever but look at the style we are playing.”
“We have a good group of young players coming through which is great for clubs and good for England. There’s Raheem Sterling at Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere at Arsenal.”
“We’re all trying to play the same way, keeping the ball, closing the other team down, not sitting off, dominating games with possession and attacking quickly.”
“That game against Manchester United gave me great inspiration because that’s where I want to be playing – in the top leagues against the top teams. “
“Everyone’s dream is to play in the World Cup and for a Premier League team but I’m happy here. I wouldn’t want to go and just be an Under-21 player. I’m definitely not in a rush to move on yet. “
That third paragraph is how Newcastle have been playing over the last two months.
That last paragraph could also be a clue as to why Newcastle could hold an advantage over other top clubs, because he would have a good chance of playing first team football immediately at Newcastle next season.
And Dele can look at the case of Ayoze Perez, who showed he was good enough when he arrived from Tenerife in the summer, and has already played 15 times for the Newcastle first team this season.
It would be a coup if Newcastle United can sign this talented young Englishman – and if you believe the news being reported – it looks like we are in with a good chance of doing just that.
You can follow us on our three social media sites below: