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 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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