The Mirror are reporting that Newcastle are keen to sign 18-year-old MK Dons wonder-kid Recoe Martin in the summer.
He’s been called the new Dele Alli, but if Newcastle hadn’t dithered around back in January 2015, we could have signed Alli.
But Tottenham nipped in ahead of us and signed him on the final day of the January transfer window for £5M.
But with Rafa Benitez now in charge of things if we are really after the 18-year-old, maybe we can cut out the hesitation and dithering and sign the teenager.
Southampton and Norwich are the other two clubs reported interested in the teenager.
Recoe Martin – 18-year-old Milton Keynes striker
Recoe has been starring for the MK Dons junior side, and he caught the attention when he scored five goals when the U18s came back from 2-0 down to Leyton Orient to win that game 5-2.
The teenager has yet to sign a pro-contract at the club, and he could be available for a compensation fee if Newcastle went after him this summer.
If the compensation fee cannot be agreed between the two clubs, it would go to arbitration when a committee would set the compensation amount.
The left-footed striker caught the eye last week after scoring five goals in 17 minutes as the MK Dons’ U18 side came back from 2-0 down to beat Leyton Orient 5-2.
England and Tottenham star Alli also started at MK Dons but when he left the club he was a regular starter in central midfield and had played over 60 times for Milton Keynes club.
MK Dons U18 coach Edu Rubio has talked about Martin:
“I am really pleased for Recoe.”
“He gets a bit of stick sometimes because he is not the best player tactically and not always the most disciplined.
“But today he has showed what he is capable of with a quite remarkable scoring sequence near the end of the game.”
Rafa Benitez is always looking for top young players to bring to Newcastle who he can then turn into top first team players at the club.
And Recoe only turned 18 on 28th January this year.
Maybe here’s a player he can do that with and sign him this summer?
What do you think?