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Dons pull off Poyet signing

19 August 2015

The Dons have signed West Ham United’s highly-rated young midfielder Diego Poyet on loan until the end of the season, subject to Football League clearance.

Poyet, son of former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur star Gus, has made 10 appearances for the Irons, including five in the Europa League earlier this summer.

The 20-year-old began his career with Charlton Athletic and was named the Addicks’ Player of the Year after their 2013/14 Sky Bet Championship campaign, despite only featuring in the first team from February.

Poyet is known for his range of passing and exceptional work rate and his form at club level has seen him become part of the Uruguay Under-20 squad.

He completed a medical at stadiummk on Tuesday before watching his new team defeat Bolton Wanderers. Poyet then finalised the move on Wednesday, which means, subject to Football League clearance, he could make his debut on the weekend when the men from MK1 travel to Reading.

Speaking to about the move, Poyet said: “It’s great to be here. I first heard about the move a couple of days ago and it was an exciting option for me. I’m pleased it’s been able to go through.

“I’ve had a good pre-season and I’m feeling fit. I want to play games and I’m grateful to the club for giving me an opportunity to come and do that – I’m raring to go now and can’t wait for the season ahead.”

Manager Karl Robinson added: “Diego is top-drawer and he’s going to make a big difference to this team. He’ll give us tremendous energy in the middle of the park and he’s somebody who knows this division having done so well with Charlton two years ago.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity of working with him.”

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