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No. 9 is signing number nine

Robbie Neilson makes striker Osman Sow his ninth addition for 2017/18...

14 August 2017

MK Dons have secured the services of Swedish striker Osman Sow on a free transfer.

Sow, recently of Chinese Super League outfit Henan Jianye, has put pen to paper on two-year deal with the Dons. The deal is subject to international, FA and EFL clearances.

Speaking to iFollow MK Dons, Sow said: “I’m very happy and I’m looking forward to getting going.

“Robbie spoke very highly of the club and it’s a big opportunity for me to come back to England, which is the best country in the world to play football in.

“I like to create chances and I like to score goals but, for me, the big thing is winning football games – I want to win and that’s what makes me sleep well at night!”

The forward has played in Sweden, Moldova, United Arab Emirates and China as well as Scotland, where he enjoyed the best spell of his career under Robbie Neilson at Heart of Midlothian – Sow scored 23 goals in 52 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side, while also providing 12 assists.

He will wear the number 9 shirt at Stadium MK.

Robbie Neilson said of his new forward to mkdons.com: “He’s been the number one target all along for us. We tried to get him in January but it didn’t work out for one reason or another. We’ve worked really hard on it and it’s taken a little bit of time to get over the line but we’re delighted it’s now done.

“I know the player from my time at Hearts. He did phenomenally well for us there so when the opportunity arose for us to bring him here, it was something we wanted to get done.

“He’s a very good player. He’s got pace, he’s got physicality and he scores goals – he ticks a lot of boxes.”

Neilson added: “We need a little bit more up front. We’re still looking to recruit a number 10 and a wide player as well. We’re still looking at left-back. We’ve still got a lot to do but we’re pleased to now have Osman in gives everyone a lift.”


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