According to the Mirror’s John Cross, Newcastle are keen on MK Dons ‘wonderkid’ Recoe Martin – the man dubbed the ‘new Dele Alli’.
It’s all a little too easy for the Mirror to call Martin the second coming of Alli given he’s a talented young player impressing at MK Dons – Dele’s former club – but it’s a bit of a lazy comparison, especially when the 18-year-old is actually a striker!
Here’s a snippet from John Cross’ piece for the Mirror, claiming both ourselves and Southampton are after him:
Newcastle and Southampton are chasing the MK Dons wonderkid dubbed the new Dele Alli.
The Premier League clubs along with Championship high fliers Norwich are keeping tabs on Recoe Martin, 18, who has been prolific at youth level for the League Two club.
Left footed striker Martin caught the eye after scoring five goals in 17 minutes as MK Dons’ under-18s came back from 2-0 down to beat Leyton Orient 5-2 last week.
England and Tottenham star Alli also started at MK Dons who have gained a reputation for producing home grown youngsters.
But Martin has yet to sign a pro contract and could leave on a compensation package which makes him even more attractive to the big gun
In fairness, this one could have some merit to it given Rafa has made a real attempt to boost our U-23 side since arriving – with several players being brought in on his watch and immediately standing out at reserve level.
Considering Martin could be available at a ‘compensation package’, it could be a deal worth looking at – especially if he’s scoring five goals in 17 minutes for MK Dons’ U-18’s!