Report: Boss comments on Liverpool and Newcastle linked 11-goal midfielder Dele Alli

MK Dons

Newcastle United and Liverpool are reportedly interested in MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson believes it’s only a matter of time before clubs start making enquires about 18-year-old sensation Dele Alli.

The attacking midfielder, who has already scored 11 league goals this season, has been linked with big money moves to the Premier League since he first burst on the seen in 2012, with mkweb.co.uk most recently linking him to Liverpool and Newcastle United.

Talking to mkweb.co.uk, Dons manager Robinson hinted the club will undoubtedly have to be on their guard again if they are to keep the young talent past the January transfer window.

‘’Right now there’s nothing on Dele Alli but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time,’’ Robinson conceded.

‘’He’s scored 11 goals by this stage, which is phenomenal, and it’s extraordinary for an 18-year-old to do that.’’

In December, the youngster was sounded out by the Daily Mail as one of the top 10 young starts from the Football League, including the description of him being the heir to Steven Gerrard.

At 6ft 2in, the England youth international is not a lightweight midfielder, but is still learning the rigours of senior football despite having made over 60 first-team appearances for Karl Robinson’s side. However, has shown by the huge improvement in his performances this season, he is close to reaching the standard required to progress up the divisions. 

Nevertheless, in the Premier League, especially in a top half side like Liverpool or Newcastle, the midfielder would be unlikely to head straight into the first team and would most likely be used as an option either from the bench or in the Under-21 Premier League side. So, it may be beneficiary that, for the time being, he stays with the Dons in order to play a key part in a side pushing for promotion. 

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