MK Dons: Dele Alli will cost 'millions' - Karl Robinson

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson says young midfielder Dele Alli would cost an interested club "millions", following his "scary" performance on Tuesday.

Numerous scouts watched the 17-year-old play a central role in his side's 2-1 League Cup win at Northampton.

"Personally I don't think he's for sale. It's going to take millions," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

Dele Alli

  • Born 11 April 1996
  • MK Dons debut November 2012 in FA Cup tie against Cambridge City
  • Nine appearances (four starts) with one goal
  • Capped at England Under-17 level

"I don't want to sell him, the chairman doesn't want to sell him. There will be a day that we have to."

Alli, a product of the MK youth system, has started both games this term, including Saturday's goalless draw at Shrewsbury, and starred in a friendly victory over a Tottenham XI last week.

The midfielder announced himself on the professional scene with a stunning strike in an FA Cup first-round replay against Cambridge City last season.

"The kid is destined to be a great, great player. But great players have a time span they have to go along," said Robinson.

"His performance against Northampton, that's scary. At 17 years of age to do that. Sam Baldock [who left MK for West Ham and is now at Bristol City] at that age wasn't conducting himself as Dele has just done."