Date: 22nd July 2008 at 12:08am
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Calum Elliot is in talks with the club about a possible move from SPL side Hearts.

Elliot, 21, is a striker who bagged 7 goals in 36 appearances at the club. He also had a loan spell with Motherwell in 2006, where he scored twice in 10 appearances.

The frontman has also represented his country, Scotland, at both Under-19 and Under-20 level. He scored twice in the 2006 UEFA Under-19 Championships, including the winner in the semi-finals against Czech Republic.

Elliot has been unsettled at Tynecastle for some time, and is believed to be keen to make a move on to pastures new.

A statement made on the official Hearts site read, ‘We are aware of interest from a number of clubs and MK Dons is one of them.’

‘As a Scotland U21 international, Calum will be a valuable addition to another club and we will do what we can to create opportunities for him to develop his career.’

It is being reported that the player has travelled south of the border to hold talks with new Dons manager Roberto Di Matteo. The transfer fee is understood to be in the region of £600,000.

The Dons are known to be lightweight in the striking department ahead of the forthcoming 2008/09 campaign, thus the addition of a young, hungry striker is exactly what the side needs.

However, Elliot’s reputation at Hearts has taken a battering since he joined the club in 2004. He is believed to have a party-animal tendency about him, displayed clearly when a video was posted onto internet site YouTube of him dancing with a young male friend to Endless Summer by Cascada. This led to him being dubbed ‘Billy Elliot’ by many Scottish supporters.

This summer he has also been linked to Dunfermline & Inverness Caledonian Thistle, although it is believed a move away from his homeland may be the fresh career start that he needs.


One Reply to “MK Dons – Elliot In Talks”

  • i dont know too much about him tbh, but he’s young and has done okay in the SPL. maybe worth a punt, especially when we have no strikers right now.

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