Newcastle transfer news: Chelsea to sign Tyler Dibling from Southampton
Newcastle transfer news: Tyler Dibling to sign for Chelsea
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Newcastle transfer news: Tyler Dibling to sign for Chelsea

Newcastle United are set to miss out on signing Tyler Dibling from Southampton.

The 16-year-old has been linked with a move to St James’ Park, as Dan Ashworth looks to boost our youth ranks. We have seen Alex Murphy, Charlie McArthur and Jordan Hackett join this summer, and Dibling would have been the pick of the bunch.

According to i News, Newcastle wanted to sign the teenager from Southampton, with the Chronicle adding that he is very highly rated on Tyneside.

While the latter remains the case, he will be joining a different club instead of the Magpies.

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Chelsea to sign Tyler Dibling

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Dibling is leaving Southampton and set to join Chelsea. He states that a ‘full agreement’ is in place, with the move ‘set to be completed’.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will reportedly pay £1.5million for Dibling, which is a lot of money for someone who isn’t legally allowed to drink alcohol yet.

Missing out on him is a blow for Newcastle, as he looks set to be a star of the future. We have already seen firsthand what he’s capable of, with Dibling netting a stunning hat trick in a youth game at St James’ Park earlier in the year.

He almost made his Premier League debut too, with Ralph Hasenhuttl toying with the idea of putting Dibling on the Southampton bench before the end of last season.

But now that will be Tuchel’s decision to make, as Dibling prepares to join the impressive youth ranks at Stamford Bridge.

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While he is incredibly talented, he might struggle to make the grade at Chelsea. That’s not a knock on him, but the way the Blues handle their youngsters. That’s their problem though, and Dibling knows what he’s signing up for.

As for Newcastle, we will have to focus on creating our own talent. That will be the aim of Ashworth, as he oversees the club’s talent pool from top to bottom.

It would have been great to snap up a player so young who can flourish into a first-team regular, but the real aim is to create your own stars.

That’s the hope for Newcastle and Elliot Anderson, who could be on the brink of a breakout year. He will then become the poster boy for future generations of Toon youngsters.