Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Arsenal And Liverpool Battle For MK Dons Starlet

Liverpool and Arsenal are locked in a transfer battle to land 17 year old youngster Dele Alli, The Mirror has reported today.

The already 6ft 2in midfielder could be the subject of a buy-and-loan-back offer from the two Premier League clubs.

Alli currently plays for MK Dons, and is currently in manager Karl Robinson’s first team plans for this season despite his tender age.

He was watched by senior scouts from both sides during their game against Shrewsbury, reported The Mirror, and a bidding war could erupt at any second.

Alli has won seven youth caps already, and may become the best player that MK has ever produced, and a good offer for him will probably turn their heads.

Arsenal have a history of being a good club for youngsters to go to, as Aaron Ramsey, Carl Jenkinson and Theo Walcott can testify to – while Liverpool have recently started buying young English talent, with Raheem Sterling being possibly their most successful youth buy.

Meanwhile, the club’s management has yet to use their reported £70m transfer kitty to make serious investment in their playing squad. The Gunners have missed out on Gonzalo Higuain, who moved to Napoli – and could still miss out on Luis Suarez, the newspaper claims.

Liverpool however has been very busy this summer, which includes the signings of Iago Aspas and former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure.

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