Newcastle Getting Close To Signing Top England Youngster

It seems that if Newcastle are able to pull off the signing of 18 year-old MK Dons central midfielder Dele Alli, they would need to loan him back to MK Dons for the rest of the season, just as we did when we signed Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow from Nottingham, and loaned them back to Forest for a season long loan.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli – 18 year-old MK Dons midfielder

That seems to be one of the things that’s worrying Dons’ manager Karl Robinson, with there being one week left in the January transfer window.

This is what Karl said yesterday:

“The big stumbling block in the transfer fee is that we will want him straight back on loan. I think he is scoring or assisting one in two games from center midfield.”

“We lost Benik Afobe who scored 19 goals, we just can’t keep doing that and competing.” “Alli wants to go somewhere where he can play, he wants to play in the Premier League and he has an idea where that may be.”

“He can be as good as he wants to be, he has got everything. He is special. Sometimes you talk about young players and there is not many things other than his left foot that he needs to improve.”

We hope it’s Newcastle where he thinks he can play first team football, and of course we have the case of Ayoze Perez who spurned Real Madrid and Barcelona for Newcastle because he though he could get first team games on Tyneside.

This season Perez has played 25 times for the Newcastle first team this season with 5 goals.

And that’s one big advantage Newcastle have over some of the top clubs – like Liverpool – who also want to sign the 18 year-old.

MK Dons are expecting to lose their top youngster – probably this month – but it seems it would be easy enough to loan him back to MK Dons  for the rest of the season.

MK Dons won 2-0 at home over the weekend to Barnsley and Alli scored his 12th goal in the division in 25 games played this season, and they are now only 3 points behind Bristol City in second place, and an automatic promotion spot.

When Robinson was asked whether he thought he could keep Alli at MK Dons this month he said:

“No – probably not”

So he must be close to signing for some club – and we hope that’s Newcastle United.

Since making his debut for the first team as a sixteen year-old back in November 2012, in a 0–0 draw with Cambridge in the FA Cup, he has appeared 74 times for the first team with 20 goals and 9 assists – not bad for this 6’2″ tall 18 year-old.

He would be a terrific signing for Newcastle.

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6 comments so far

  • Lynxie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Just what we need. Someone to bolster the ranks of the reserve team while the first team plummet into the Championship. Sometimes you just need to do the right thing, and in this case, its purchasing a decent central defender and a goalscorer. One time this annual gamble is gonna blow up in fatty’s face.
    We sold Ba and limped through to the season end flirting with relegation.
    We seriously imploded last season.
    When Krul and Elliot were injured, the squad depth was laughably short.
    If Perez gets injured, and Willo or Colo get suspended????
    If this is Fatso’s idea of a gamble, he might just be shooting himself in the foot.

    What next, running goalie, and manager of the week prize draw at half time?
    This club is a joke. A very bad one too.

  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Would be a coup ..

  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Mmmmmmm, do I believe this. I’m not sure. Hopefully it’s true but after recent disappointments it’s difficult to see anything good happening : (


    Jan 26, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Will be a great addition and ues loan hom.back to MK DONS.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Alli could possibly be another player who, once purchased, would fade from the radar. Lascelles and Darlow can’t even get in a very poor forest side nowadays, and there are numerous other examples. Anyone remember Romain Amalfitano? Fabio Zamblera?
    I could go on for hours here about signings we have made with ‘potential.
    this is Fatty speak for ‘Potential for profit and gain’. Not potential to go on to great things. That’s the difference.’
    How much money is enough?
    Just get out of our club fatso.

  • Sav

    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Lend them, Vukic, Bigi, Ginger… the list goes on….


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