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Dons bolster with Boateng

Midfielder becomes Club's first signing of the summer...

27 May 2019

MK Dons have made highly-rated midfielder Hiram Boateng their first signing of the summer.

Boateng, 23, moves to Stadium MK from Exeter City, where he had spent the past two seasons. The deal is subject to EFL clearance.

As an out of contract under-24 player, Exeter City are due compensation and the two clubs are currently in dialogue regarding an appropriate settlement.

“I’m really excited to be here,” Boateng told iFollow MK Dons in his first interview as an MK Dons player.

“I think this is a great place for me to come and play my football. It’s going to be a new challenge, playing in League One, but I feel I have what it takes to step up. I feel I’m ready to show what I’m capable at this level.

“It’s going to be good coming into a positive environment. I’m here to help push the Club in the right direction of where we want to go. As long as we get our heads down, play well and stay together, hopefully, we can carry on being successful.”

Boateng progressed through the youth ranks at Crystal Palace before making his professional debut for the Eagles in 2013.

While at Selhurst Park, he featured in the Premier League and, in 2014, was named the Club’s Young Player of the Year. Boateng also enjoyed loan spells with Crawley Town, Plymouth Argyle, Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town.

The midfielder made Exeter City his permanent home in August 2017 and went on to play 77 times for the Grecians, helping them reach the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final during the 2017/18 campaign.

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