Signing This Player For £4M Would Be Great News For Newcastle

There has been a lot of news over the last couple of months that Newcastle were in the driver’s seat to sign England U19 International Dele Alli from MK Dons, and there is news coming in today that Newcastle may shortly announce they have signed the central midfielder with the fee being £4M with some additional add-ons.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli in white playing for MK Dons

The fee had been said to be £9M but there was no way Newcastle would cough that amount even for an England youngster who is so highly rated.

The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle have indeed won the race to sign the 6’2″ all round player – who looks to have a great future in the game.

Arsenal and Liverpool were only two of the top clubs who were trying to sign the youngster – who made his debut two years last September, when he was only 16, and he has since scored 20 goals in 74 total appearances for MK Dons.

We reported earlier today that MK Dons boss Karl Robinson was resigned to losing the player this month, and if the Mail is right – Newcastle are the club who will sign him.

However it seems to get the deal done Newcastle would need to be loaned back to MK Dons for the rest of the season, and maybe that will help them to be promoted to the Championship since they are currently 3rd top of League One.

Graham Carr, one of the most important people at Newcastle right now,  has been watching this lad for some time and it will be a coup if we can indeed get this lad to Tyneside.

And it seems of the clubs who were interested in signing him, Newcastle is where he wanted to come – because he will be given every chance to play in the first team – just like Ayoze Perez was.

This signing would certainly help to raise the mood at Newcastle, which had not been too great over the last four weeks.

And if this deal is done it will mean that we have three good players joining the first team squad in the summer – Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles from Nottingham Forest and young Dele from MK Dons.

What do you think?

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153 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Big Mike knows it all….Just an expensive Fantasy Football to him !

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #2

    The fact we havn’t made a statement also about who we are in negotiations with and have an agreement in the summer to come and coach speaks volumes to me about what Ashley really wants.

    And that is for John Carver to finish in the top ten to keep him there on the cheap.

    An ambitious owner would have had a coach either in now or made a statement that they have an agreement with so and so to come in the summer.

  • ToonMatt

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I really do hope out of all this that people don’t renew there season tickets, It’s a proven fact that the money is going in to his pocket and the club does not see a penny of it, last years TV money?? The fans are the only ones who can get rid of this parasite, If everyone renews the club is going to hell.

  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Why couldn’t the board just come out and say we’re hanging onto Carver from the moment P45 left, they had no intention of getting someone else, so why all the secrecy? Season tickets?

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #5

    I haven’t been to a game since we got back in the premier league. I can see Ashley still hasnt gained even a modicum of ambition at this crucial stage, so I still won’t be going back.

    No one available at this time? Well Pardew wasn’t available was he, he was smack bang in the middle of an 8 year contract yet Palace decided he was the right man and did what was needed – namely pay compensation – to make him available. So don’t give me such a fickle/fecal excuse that our top options weren’t available, we simply didn’t want to do what was needed to bring them in.

  • hibbit

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #6

    judas charnley the so called geordie must have known this when he made his statement all a PR stunt BISHOP in charge we are being played again

  • nightfa11

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #7

    if the board had such faith in carver hed get a 2 year deal minimum 🙂

  • hibbit

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #8

    carver is on probation till the summer he won’t get any extra money

  • Bri

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Most fans wanted rid of Pardew including me and it was on the cards who would be appointed.
    I believe Carvers Known from the start he would get the job although he doesn’t deserve it.
    And as for a top manager coming in for next season forget it. I wouldn’t be surprised if Carver gets the job permanently.The whole thing is a p:ss take.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Yep Ed, this will have us all dancing around the Haymarket.
    Especially when we loan him back.

  • wynsleap

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #11

    “Three good players for next season”?
    Darlow is hardly pulling up trees for Forest and their defence is not too great whilst Lascelles isn’t in the team half the time. Ali? – well he isn’t here yet.
    Ah – it’s all looking good isn’t it?
    Keep the faith – mugs!!

  • dexter53

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Why does every statement Carver comes out with contain the words Sir Bobby Robson? FFS change the record.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    @11 wynsleap

    fair comment on lescalles as he’s quitened down from the great form he started the season with but where did you get the impression darlow wasnt highly praised ?

    he’s very very highly thought of and the only reason he lost his place and is not back in there team is because he got an injury and there keeper for next season has done well so they want to blood him in and give him experience for next season

  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #14

    I totally agree. But the majority of season ticket holders live on false hope or are just ablivious to MA regime.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #15


    Because it’s all he has in credentials.

    That won’t save him from this regime though and once we hit a barron run a section of fans will turn against him also.

    It’s Mike Ashley who should get the abuse though whole heartedly!

    Every manager who comes into this role should be given some lee-way actually given how the club operates.

    Yes man or not. It’s a very difficult job.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #16

    I can’t imagine SBR taking the job under Ashley.
    I have no idea why Carver thinks his mentor would be looking down smiling on him?

    Shame SBR isn’t hear to voice his opinion, his word would have carried so much weight.

  • investinyouthtoon

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Basically investment in youth is great, but we need an impact here and now. Appointment of Jc and unless we get a decent Cb and a proven goal scorer we desperately need, will result in rwlegation for sure. Same old excuses and lack of ambition from Cashley, we deserve soo much better than this.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Great that a kid from MK Dons can get a place in our first team (like Perez).
    Strong squad or what?

    Lets hope he’s not too good we may not see him for long.

    Thank God we have stability now … long live King Carver!
    May he get us relegated and devalue the club to the point someone comes in to buy us.
    Then we can smile again and get behind the team to rebuild from wherever we may be.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Seems to me we are just getting our championship squad all set haha!

    Im all for investing in youth for the future, but not for the sole purpose of resale value! It should be to build a cracking squad with a good balance to it.

    Where are the players we and John Carver needs now? Ready made experienced quality players?

    Depresses the life out of you this club, it’s so annoying to watch and read about. It has been since Ashley got here apart from one lucky season where we escaped major injuries.

    As one person mentioned before we have been put into a coma and all ambition has been flattened until he moves on and deflates another city.

    I don’t have an ounce of trust in any of them, the only forward planning they care about is the financial side of the club and cost cutting where they can. It’s so tacky and sleazy the way Ashley operates and how he hires these individuals to front up and tell blatant lies for him to get arses on seats, always leaving a glimmer of hope how things might be different every summer then dashing hopes once season tickets have been bought.

    It’s disgusting the way the fans are treated.

  • neverbeento wembly

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #20

    If it is true it is just one more young player fatso hopes come good to put on sale next jan

  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Personally I don’t mind Carver having a crack, I don’t know why the board took so long to make an announcement.
    It wouldn’t have mattered who comes in without a new Proven striker we’ll struggle to get the much needed goals. Not to mention our weak defence.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Lilo, from last thread, yes, and it’s a big IF though.

  • p

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Looks like they have instructed Carr to also go after young English talent, realizing they can make even bigger profits on those than young European guys.

    Again, I don’t think this is necessarily to line Mikey’s pocket, I genuinely believe he is playing the long game with the club unless someone makes him the right offer in the interim.

    Anyway, on the Carver think, I would have been much happier if they had announced the incoming manager at the same time.

    Of course there are a bunch of reasons why this did not happen ranging from they have not idea through to they have signed someone but can’t announce it.

    Let’s hope it is toward the end of the scale of knowing exactly who is coming. Who knows though?

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Give him a crack?

    Like the crack he had at the FA Cup?
    I’m fielding a strong team … 4,500 fans travel.
    He names the weakest Newcastle team for a lot of years.

    Sorry he’s already lost me.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Looking forward to a few on here eating their words in 4 weeks time – although on reflection there should be some eating their words about Pardew but won`t have the grace so to do

  • Mr Magpie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #26

    As expected Carver in charge until the end of the season, dissapointing but hardly a suprise appointment as long as it is just till the end of the season.

    Trying to find a positive about the appointment & all i can think is that the football has been more attacking under Carver & i dont personally think we will get relegated under him.

  • pspelectrical

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #27

    You know what, iv followed this club for 45 years now, I can honestly say for the first time in those years i hope we never win another game this season, that is seriously the only way we can move on from this never ending nightmare,with this horibble fat piece of s%#t who owns this club, if carver dose well, no sorry if he just keeps nufc up, he will get the job permenantly, the man is that desperate and self absorbed that he will lick the fat mans ass every night to stay in the job,,,, this my friend is what the club has come to, its criminal and disgusting the greed and the sheer arrogance of Ashley, please please stop giving this man your money and lets get this c¥nt out of our club! We must get relegated, we can make this happen, with all these pemadona egotistic so called footballers using us as a stepping stone, get on their backs and they will jump ship immediately, the club is rotton to the core.

  • John Tudor

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #28

    carvup will be lucky to get 5 pts between now and relegation time well ant truly facked

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #29


    With you 100%.
    I hope we get hammered every match until Ashley leaves.
    It is no longer my NUFC.

    Lets go down as far as it takes to get him out.
    Then we can rebuild, the fan support will be amazing no matter what division we are in.

    It is the only way.

  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Tbo we’ve actually played better under Carver than p45 but we’ve got a weak strike Forse, Im sure Perez will come good in a couple of years before Mash cashes him in.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 26, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Lord help us! Carver who has yet to win a game for us is in charge til end of season and knowing Ashley beyond that if we survive relegation. As mentioned above only positive of him being selected is he plays a bit more attacking than Pardew does and the players know him already.

    I really hope the club survives relegation and we appoint a proper manager like de Boer or Garde in the summer for us to really make strides forward. I highly doubt that’s the case though.

    Worrying times ahead if we don’t sign at least a striker or a defender in this window.

  • DokToon

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #32

    carver? like we all didn’t see this coming… couldn’t find a manager from the MLS for half a season? be better than him…

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #33


    i know you’re heart broken aprdew has gone but why would you have felt safer with him. after a brief good run normal service had been resumed and we were on another horrible run before AP left.

    I don’t think charlton, westham and our fans (when we finished 16th) felt very safe with AP.

  • pspelectrical

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #34

    JP, bout time some like you got your head out of the sand, we wish for the same every summer,,,, it’s not going to change until we get relegated, iv seen this before mate, iv seen stan seymores reign,Gordon McKeegs reign, iv seen bad times, but this, this is torture, it has to end, I will only end by going down and staying down for more than 1 season,,,, i for sure would be back in that stadium,in a lower league,but with a fresh clean slate

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #35

    Well what about 99% of Toon fans on this blog predicted has come true !!

    The question is now can we stay up ? Carver seems like he wants us to play attacking football but cant seem to be able to work out how to hold a lead or defend properly so we could be in for similar games like Southampton were we have a lot of the play but get sucker punched meaning the games against Hull , Villa , Stoke and Palace become relegation dogfights !

  • Sleepin Giant

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #36

    Carver ?


  • toon kk

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Any manager needs a v good squad to be consistent, we have a average one, so the odds of getting beat are as high as winning. Put in a poor defence and a proven quality striker missing the odds go in the wrong direction.
    So don’t expect miracles who ever our future manager may be, unless MA shows some ambition.

  • MacToon

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Manager sorted so we can all concentrate on new signings now …………………….

  • south coast toon

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #39

    I think we will be fine cisse will come back and get us a few we have looked more attacking in the games we’ve played
    The thing that interests me is if Ashley was going to give it to carver he would of done it earlier. I’m hoping that they have there top target tied up for the summer or have a good chance of getting him and r going to go all out for frank de beer
    Now I have no way of knowing but if frank is on the horizon everyone venting there anger at carver or Ashley is not going to look good and it won’t affect Ashley atall

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #40


    I speak the truth, this is how I feel, I’d feel more safer with Pardew at the helm until the end of the season rather than Carver. As for heartbroken, I very much doubt it over a mid-table manager.

    I just didn’t go the abnormal lengths you did in slaughtering the bloke for the past 3-4 years. Blaming him for anything and everything while he danced to Ashley’s tune is all? He can be blamed for being medicore and being a yes man that is all.

    Im not like you Rotonda, Ashley is more to blame than Pardew for those barron runs and unwanted records that will always be a fact. We have only built a mid-table team in all of Ashley’s time here. That wasn’t Pardews team either it was Carr’s and Ashleys. The squad was poor and always will be under Ashley. It’s only ever been built for mid-table.

    I’d love to stay and argue (because that is all you are capable of) but I have work and i’v forgotten more than you will ever know lad. Im waiting for your blame game to start which mentions very little about Ashley may I say.

    I look forward to your posts now Pardew has left and your obsessional behaviour has been stopped, well until the next run of barron results.

    Have a goodin Rotonda.


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