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.
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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