Liverpool Trump Man Utd After Agreeing £8m Midfielder Deal

By on October 3, 2014

The summer transfer window may be closed but managers are already thinking ahead to future transfer windows so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Dele Alli.

Liverpool appear to have beaten a host of top clubs including Manchester United to the signing of MK Dons wonderkid Deli Alli, according to reports.

The 18-year-old has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents outside of the top flight after a string of impressive performances for the League One side since establishing himself as a first team regular last season.

Alli was a stand-out performer during the MK Dons 4-0 win over Manchester United in the Capital One Cup last month and it only further enhanced his burgeoning reputation, with some dubbing the youngster as ‘the English Messi’.

The teenager has only recently signed a new long-term contract with the Dons, but boss Karl Robinson has acknowledged they are going to find it extremely difficult to keep hold of the player with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and United all reportedly keen on luring him to the Premier League.

Robinson said recently:

“It’s inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever.” he’s quoted as saying by the Express.

However, it appears Liverpool have won the race for Alli’s signature with the Express claiming that the Merseysiders have now agreed an £8m deal that will see the midfielder move to Anfield in January before being immediately loaned back to the MK Dons for the rest of the season.

The newspaper suggests that Alli has already agreed terms over a long-term contract with Brendan Rodgers’s side and will hope to continue his development in League One during the second half of the season before officially linking up with his new team mates next summer.

If these reports are accurate, it will be something of a coup for Rodgers as Alli is certainly a wonderful young talent. He’s a supremely confident young man and as well as being a regular for MK Dons, he’s also represented England at U-17, U-19 and U-19 level.

Alli is predominantly an attacking midfielder and he’s already got a real eye for goal, with six goals in just 9 league games so far in League One, so he’ll certainly be one to look out for in the near future if he does make the move to Liverpool in January.

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2 Comments

  1. Richard Todd

    October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    The kid is a good English talent. I have seen this kid play on enough occassions to say that at 18, George Best was twice the player. At 18 Messi was banging them home at Barcelona. At 18 the Brazilain Ronaldo was scoring goals for fun in a top league and won the World Cup. At 18 Wayne Rooney was banging them in at the top flight.

    Yes he’s a nice player. Yes he looked good against Man U’s reserves sprinkled with a few palyers coming off injury.

    But is he good enough for ManU? I think Not. Wilson, Januzah are so much better.

  2. gary halpin

    October 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Surely Liverpool should be buying top marque players considering their season is already the poorest start in years. I understand that buying young talent is great but it’s not a priority at the moment surely.

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