Liverpool could sign MK Dons’ England Under-17 midfielder Delle Alli this month.
The Daily Mirror reports that Brendan Rodgers attended Dons 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday in the FA Cup Third Round and was highly impressed with what he saw of the 17-year-old.
Alli has made 17 appearances and scored twice for Karl Robinson’s side this season attracting the attention of a number of Premier League sides, including Newcastle United.
Robinson said: “I know Brendan quite well and we speak about different players all the time. There may have been another reason why he was at the game today, but you’ve seen Dele and he’s special.
“Yeah, he did some silly things but he’s 17 years of age. He did bits of magic too.
“You don’t see many 17-year-olds playing in an FA Cup third round against a very good Wigan side and not looking out of place.
“I’m very proud of his development.”
Alli would go into Liverpool’s development squad before being offered first-team football and could even move immediately back to MK Dons on-loan for the remainder of the season.
Robinson has previously praised Alli, claiming it would take ‘millions’ to prize him away from Stadium:MK: “I’ve seen him do things in training that I’ve never seen before. He scores goals, he wins penalties, back heels, nutmegs, driving inside, winning headers and tackles,” he said.
“He’s got an air of arrogance and confidence about him. He’s one of the best young players in England – fact.”
“Personally I don’t think he’s for sale. It’s going to take millions,”