Liverpool have been given a big boost in their pursuit of MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli, with Dons manager Karl Robinson admitting that the youngster’s ‘inevitable’ departure could come as soon as January, despite the fact he has a 12-month contract extension.
The 18-year old is being touted as the next Steven Gerrard, so it’s no surprise that the Englishman’s current club Liverpool are seriously interested in him. The Reds have already tabled a £3.5m bid (rising to £8m with add-ons) only for it to be rejected.
However, the Anfield side aren’t giving up yet and they are preparing another bid. They’ve had an added boost with the fact that Alli’s current manager (Karl Robinson) has admitted that it looks likely that he will be leaving the club and that it could be in January. Robinson said:
“Dele will continue to be linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs and 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. However, for the time being, he remains an MK Dons player and we’ll continue to enjoy watching him progress week-in, week-out here at stadium:MK.”
By Charlie Gregory
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