Newcastle Deal To Sign Top English Teenager Could Be Hijacked

The Mirror reported two days ago that Newcastle had agreed a 5M deal with MK Dons for their 18 year-old central midfielder Dele Alli, who seems to be in great demand as one of the most pormsiing youngsters in the game today in England.

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Dele Alli – Aston Villa attempt to sign him

The Mirror report didn’t say we had signed the youngster, only that a deal has been agreed and then there were reports yesterday that Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was making a last minute attempt to sign the youngster.

The news yesterday was that the Villa club were trying to convince the 18 year-old he would be better off at Villa Park than at St. James’ Park, even though the negotiations with Newcastle are said to be very advanced.

Assuming both pieces of news are correct, we have been waiting for some new information about whether Newcastle have tied up a deal for this lad – with the agreement being that he would remain on loan at MK Dons through the end of the season, and try to get his club promoted to the Championship.

And then he would join Newcastle in the summer.

Liverpool were also one of the clubs after the youngster, but back in early December the news was that Newcastle had won the race to sign the youngster,  who wants to continue to play first team football when he leaves the Dons.

With only three days left in the January transfer window, there should be news very soon about whether we have signed Dele Alli – who we think would be a terrific accusation for Newcastle.

Dele made his first team debut for his home town club when he was sixteen in late 2012, and he has played for the England U17, U18 and U19 sides, and is reckoned to be one of the top young Englishmen in the game today.

We are hoping Newcastle can still up the deal for the teenager,  who has played 75 times for MK Dons with 20 goals.

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27 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Jimmy…how many times does Ashley have to hurt you before you see him for what he really is…?

    …when will you be asking for something back for that “hard earned” faith you keep showing him!

    You night be right that Ashley does want to do good by Newcastle, I just cannot see what you are basing it on and you could expect anyone to follow you?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #2

    The question is, were we realm ever going to sign this kid?

    …from what I could gather nothing has indicated we have bid for him. – am I wrong here?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    *night = might

  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #4


    We have never made a bid, just the mirror basking in it’s own reflection.

    None coming in, maybe some out.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #5

    *realm = really

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #6

    firebug…I might be wrong, but I cannot find anything suggesting we have bid for the kid…

    …except a newspaper going by the wonderful notion that 2+2 = 5 (I love all the references we have on here to 1984 😉 )

  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #7

    jinky yes the hall’s owed 90m but 70m was mortage for the work on st james that had 7 years to run

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Feel free to join the discussion this morning people!

    …WE WANT YOU ????

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #9

    *so this site doesn’t do winks I see (that was suppose to be a pointing finger)

  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #10


    If a deal had been agreed at any time, or even if a bid had been made SSN would have reported it, as they have not then nothing has happened.

    The Mirror story was simply them assuming it was going to happen and wanted to get a jump on their rivals, egg on the face comes to mind.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Hibbit, tell me more.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #12

    70 million of the debt was against the stadium?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #13

    firebug…you are probably right mate…

    So can anyone explain where our very own Jimmy gets that blind faith from he keeps having in Ashley?

    …you know one day it’s all going to sink in and I wouldn’t want to be close to him when that happens

  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #14
  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #15


    I gave up mate, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.

  • Ian Toon

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #16

    The World According to Jail For Ashley

    A one act play- the scene for this summer:

    The phone rings in Steve McLaren ‘s office at Derby County.

    “Hello, is that Steve McLaren?”
    ” Hiya, it is Mike Ashley. Congratulations on winning The Championship and welcome to the Premier League”
    “I was wondering if you want a job at Newcastle”
    ” Great, i’ll have a bigger transfer budget”
    “No, no, Graham Carr will be covering that for you he makes those decisions. Plus I’ve spend the budget in Barbados”
    “Oh, but I’ll be at a big club and have a big squad now to work with ”
    ” Yes of course but about that, I’ve decided to sell Tiote, Perez and Sissoko, we have ready made replacements youngsters like Alnwick ”
    “Oh, well I guess that rules out any chance of doing well in the league. At least there’s the cups”
    “Yeh about that, you’ll need you to claim that all our better players are injured but it’s a great opportunity to blood the kids”
    “Oh I see but at least you’ll be paying me loads of dosh and provide a regular supply of brollies; given that Newcastle is the 19th wealthiest club on the planet”.
    At which point Mike Ashley hangs up.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #17

    It’s mischievous to call my attitude to Ashley bind faith. You’re being plainly naughty.

  • Slank

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #18


    192Slank // Jan 31, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Having supported the club for nearly 60 years my assessment of its current state is:

    1. It’s financially in a better shape and in a more secure position than it has ever has been.
    2. The club (as distinct from the playing side) is more professionally managed than it ever has been.
    3. The academy facilities and development setup is better than it ever had been.
    4. The communications and interaction with the fans is not as good as it could be.
    5. The progression of local talent is probably better than it has been since the days of Ardiles.
    6. The team management and coaching is in transition and the outcome moving to a European Head Coach is uncertain but possibly cannot be worse than recent seasons.
    7. The club’s due diligence on recruiting a Head Coach is wise to wait until more candidates are available as the new Head Coach will be the most influential person at the club.
    8. Being charitable, the lack of winning trophies, over the last 50 years, has been maintained and there appears to be little or no change.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #19

    But Jimmy when you are basing your feelings / instinct / faith on what has transpired what other options do one have?

    …everyone are allowed to have an opinion, but if it’s just an opinion then what Gouf is it really.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #20


  • firebug666

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #21


    I find it very difficult and frustrating trying to debate this issue with you, I can and have laid down published facts for you, the whole world can see Ashley doesn’t give a fcuk about us, and his only interest is making money and Sports Defect.

    It seems that you are in denial, no matter what people tell you, or show you, no matter how many people say over and over and over again to you why Ashley is killing our club, you simple refuse to accept it.

    You may just want your 15 minutes of fame, or you may be genuine and believe Ashley is going to suddenly change and take our club forward, but either way I’m done with it.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #22

    Again, Jesper, not instinct or faith. Things are happening at the club, progressive things. Are these to be ignored, and therefore anyone who refers to them talking hocus pocus.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #23

    “the whole world can see Ashley doesn’t give a fcuk about us”. That’s horse shit straight off the bat. No thinking person can plainly see that.

  • dazzler

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #24


    I’m pretty sure ashley said to a journo at his sports direct meeting, my only focus is sports director something to that affect.

    It may have been taken out of context but he said it.

    There’s been no evidence to suggest he does care about our club, or its fans. If he did he would attempt to make us competitive on all fronts. Not just enough to simply get by.

    The young, talented squad will be, most likely, dismantled once they start to show signs of ability and consistency.

    There is no evidence that the club is looking beyond Carver in the summer and history suggests he’s nailed on if he doesn’t mess up completely.

    The facilities, well anything on that front is an improvement given our injury record. But other than that I can’t agree with you mate, sorry.

  • toon kk

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #25

    season ticket holder’s think a lot more than you think about Mash, people don’t hand over so much money for a product they don’t like do they?
    So why should MA change?

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 31, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #26

    I think Ashley has to deliver more, if he wants to keep the punters coming through the turnstiles, not less. That’s where the optimism, if there is any comes from.

  • toonincheek

    Jan 31, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #27

    dazzler –

    MA made the comment about only considering Sports Direct at the Sports Direct AGM.
    At the AGM, he was asked a question about NUFC.
    That was when he made the comment.

    And, in the context of it being a Sports Direct AGM, he would only make comments on Sports Direct business.

    The only tie-up between Sports Direct and NUFC relates to merchandising, catering and advertising.


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