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Dylan signs pro deal

Striker turns professional...

30 December 2017

Dylan Asonganyi has signed his first professional deal with MK Dons.

The 17-year-old striker, who has been with the Club since the age of 10, pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract pitchside at Stadium MK, ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture with Peterborough United.

Speaking to iFollow MK Dons, Asonganyi said: “It’s a great moment for me and my family – I’ve been working hard towards this.

“When I first started, it was just about playing but as I got older I realised my dream was to play for MK Dons and be in the first team.

“I’m very thankful to the Academy and the manager here for seeing something in me to give me a professional deal.”

Asonganyi has enjoyed a superb first season with the Under-18s and Under-23s, tallying 23 goals. He also featured in the first-team squad for the Checkatrade Trophy tie against Stevenage earlier this season.

Manager Robbie Neilson told “Dylan is an exciting prospect and has had a really good season, scoring a number of goals in the Academy. He’s certainly shown enough potential to merit the contract.

“This is just the start for him – he is still a young kid and there a number of obstacles he’ll have to overcome.”

Asonganyi is currently sidelined with a knee injury and boss Neilson says this period of rehabilitation will be important for striker ahead of what will be a big summer for him.

“He has picked up a knee injury which we hope to get him back from by the end of the season,” Neilson added. “The key during this period is for him to look after himself.”

Asonganyi will be the second young Don to sign professional terms with the Football Club this week, along with David Kasumu. 

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