Newcastle Signing Of Dele Alli Now Touch And Go


In the last few days two clubs have come in to challenge Newcastle for the signing of MK Dons 18 year-old midfielder Dele Alli, and according to the Chronicle this morning, the status last night was said to be touch and go.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli – top 18 year-old English midfielder

While there was news a few days ago in the Mirror that said Newcastle had reached an agreement with MK Dons for the teenager for £5M, that could have been true – but it doesn’t say Dele signed – and with Aston Villa and Spurs coming in late, he will presumably listen to their offers.

One story that was raised about a day ago was that Dele did not want to travel too far from his home town of  Milton Keynes, but we have no idea if that’s true.

And the MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has talked today, and admitted he doesn’t know which club Dele will sign for by tomorrow night:

“We just don’t know because there are so many permutations of that.” “It’s not how we do our business and we have to make sure that we do right by him.”

“He’s in the midst of all his talk and for him to keep to his level of football with all the hype around him shows you how much of a unique individual he is and he deserves all the success that we know he’s going to get.”

Newcastle’s pitch to the teenager is that he has a much better chance to be playing first team football next season if he joins Newcastle, and they can point to a number of youngsters coming through this season on Tyneside, and getting their chance in the first team.

One player who is a good example for Alli is 21 year-old Ayoze Perez, who joined Newcastle in the summer and has made 25 first team appearances this season with 5 Premier League goals.

We only have to wait 24 hours before we hear which club Dele will select.

It will be very hard to take, if that club is not Newcastle United.

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129 comments so far

  • Fostino

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #2

    probably hinges on whether we lose tiote or sissoko. he’s the ready made replacement. were too tight to buy him. the clever thing would buy him..loan him back. inevitable we may lose sissoko or tiote in summer

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Well that answers my question from the last thread.
    Maybe I’m used to the big spaces over here but a 3 hour train ride cannot be classed as far from home!!
    If he’s that big a pussy let him stay where he is!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #4

    P

    You don’t seem to have addressed the other aspect of my post. The part where I say if the club insist on selling in january they should be willing to buy a player even if it costs a little more than they would like….at the very least a loan player.

    Also Bony had the same clause at swansea, they paid him to remove it….we have plenty of time to renegotiate Ba’s contract and pay him what he was worth, but we didn’t.

    Cabaye should have also been told at the start of the season he wouldn’t leave until the end, he said himself the strike wasn’t what it was made out….I trust him mre than the muppets running our club. And even if he did strike, he wouldn’t have done it all season as he would have lost his spot in the world cup team…something he wouldn’t want at all.

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah to be honest we were never really in the running for this guy it would have meant us parting with money and the 2nd someone like Spurs gets involved we would just not even bother to put up a fight

    Dont see the point in us selling Santon as well what if Janmaat gets injured ? No back up so we end up playing Dummett at right back?? That went well the last time that happened

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Ryan Taylor ?

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #8

    @Jeff from Benwell

    Will he ever be fit again though ? Cant rely on him at all for anything he would have been a great deep lying midfielder for us but defo does not have the legs to handle pacy wingers !

    Maybe Satka could be risked at right back if an injury occurs

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Coloccini makes Garth Crooks team of the week lol

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Thought he was poor myself

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast

    Really???

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Garth Crooks must be on Crystal Meth

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Haha yes he does

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  • Belfast

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #14

    He was probably our worst player

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m not sure what to think of this Santon leaving on loan.

    Why would we loan him unless it was with the intent to sell? I can’t see us freeing up space to bring somebody in. With our abysmal defence it’s a surprise, I’m no fan of Santon but I can’t think of any reason to let him go on loan.

    Don’t say 4m euros

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  • expatmag

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Mbiwa gone for 5.5 million
    Pardew compensation for 3.5 million
    Santon going for 4 million
    Ben Arfa contract ripped up
    Salary savings for that lot about 4 million

    Good old mikey boy making the money from us to keep Rangers afloat.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast

    Him or Colback

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #18

    I had a feeling when I heard Santon was back training
    Insurance pays his wages while he’s on long term injury

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  • Blofal

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Expat didn’t Santon cost 5 million?

    There is no way on earth Ashley would sell such a young player at a loss.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s not a loss blofal he’s saved nearly 2 seasons wages with insurance

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  • expatmag

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Blofal

    Yes. He did but I am just advising the price being quoted in the press.

    With regard to Ashley not selling at a loss, he has just sold Mbiwa for a 2m plus loss and ripped up HBAs contract after we paid 5 million fir him. He did the sane with Barton

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #22

    Yeah, Colo did have a bit of a shocker. Over the moon to see Cabella coming good. He ran rings round Robertson down that side. Still a little to apt to go down which I think makes refs less likely to give him the free kicks when he does deserve them. Perez seemed quieter than usual for me. Hope that’s not the next injury announced.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #23

    If he was going to sign for us he would have by now. I think we’ve lost out on him.

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  • jimiley

    Feb 1, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #24

    A selling club must eventually sell all its players. Sooner or later. Our best players will go first. A club built on sand with no prospect of winning anything. Eventually we will go down.

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  • expatmag

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #25

    We should sign 2 Australian internationals

    Massimo Luongo from Swindon town
    Trent Sainsbury from Zwolle

    Luongo is a Dyer like midfielder without the injuries and is the complete midfielder. Just won best player in the Asian Cup.

    Sainsbury is a perfect Colo replacement. Excellent at the back, good in the air and likes to bring the ball out. Reminds me so much of a young Franz Beckenbauer.

    Both players are 22 and I reckon we could get them fir 6 million combined but we need to get them now

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #26

    20 minutes ago
    This article is saying that NUFC (perhaps learning from the Cabaye farce)have promised Sissoko hecan do what he wants in Summer as long as he stays focussed for the Toon for the next 15 games
    http://www.footmercato.net/breves/newcastle-sissoko-preserve-jusqu-a-la-fin-de-saison_147394

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  • Thump

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #27

    @Jeff: While fair, I can’t help but giggle at “as long as you stay focused”. It implies that after 15 crap performances and they refuse to let him go.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #28

    Aye lol
    If you play crap we’re goin to loan you to Blyth Spartans

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Comment #29

    Pat- Whilst both lads you mentioned played great on Saturday night that doesn’t prove their consistency. Players tend to step it up on a stage like that.
    Great game Saturday though. Was hoping it would go to penalties. They are so much fun to watch when it’s not your country. Lol. Don’t think Hubby’s nerves would have stood it like.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Is that the team cat on the shelf behind Cabella’s head

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8sCIOpCQAEG5Gu.jpg

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #31

    Are they cabbages or turn ups would be a better question I think Jeff.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Canny
    There’s the differences in the sexes right there .
    Me in all innocence looking past Remy’s head.
    Where do you look?
    tsk tsk

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  • expatmag

    Feb 2, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Canny

    Mine were shot to pieces. The F word was bellowed down the street at full decibel level while the missus calmly sat there asking me if we had won…….silly bugger……lol

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Jeff

    What’s so wrong with looking at his feet.
    Product of environment Jeff. Wanted to see what trainers he had and if I could flog them to the pakkies down the market.

    Pat
    Not much of a footy fan your lass then eh?

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  • expatmag

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #35

    Canny

    Not at all. Typical quiet teacher sits there with the glasses on the end of her nose quietly reading while I am jumping around, tearing my hair out, swearing like a trooper ………… and thats just the pre match discussion…….lol

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  • lesh

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #36
  • one fine day

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #37

    expat@25
    Sainsbury would be my pic of the two .
    Be interesting to see him link up with good in the middle.
    if nothing else it would get us some decent coverage in Aus.
    luongo was excellent but player of the tournament for me was Abdulrahmen ,Just imagine him in black and white spraying passes all over the park and the ability to past people only with an end product and a decent attitude .
    beats me why he isn’t at a top club already

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #38

    Canny

    “Wanted to see what trainers he had and if I could flog them to the pakkies down the market”

    What are you referring to mate? I hope your not referring to someone of south Asian origin, because the word you used is a racist term!!

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #39

    Being Aussie lads they’d be more likely to go to Man U or Chelsea. Who seem to be the more favoured of the EPL teams over here. I’m just going off the amount of crap I cop from the plastic support I run into round the doors.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Feb 2, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #40

    Our Toon,
    Any term is only racist if said with the intent to offend in that regard.
    I grew up on the stereotypical council estate and had lots of Asian friends who refer to themselves as pakkies.
    It was a joke, lighten up!

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