Milton Keynes Dons are delighted to announce the signing of striker Mo Eisa.
Eisa, who has scored 46 goals in 127 professional games, has penned a long-term contract with MK Dons after joining from Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.
He becomes the seventh new addition ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, following on from the signings of Scott Twine, Franco Ravizzoli, Josh Martin, Ethan Robson, Max Watters and Aden Baldwin.
Eisa has established himself as one of the most prolific frontmen in the third and fourth tiers, having enjoyed 25-goal and 16-goal seasons with Cheltenham Town and Peterborough United respectively while his career record in the EFL currently stands at 39 goals in just 78 league starts – a goal every other league start.
“I’m excited to be here,” Eisa told mkdons.com “This is a massive club with huge ambitions that match my own, and I will give my all to help take MK Dons forward.
“I knew there was interest from back in January and then again this summer. My agent presented me with a few teams who wanted to sign me and I felt MK Dons was the right team for me.
“I am very excited to work under Russell Martin, as he was a huge influence in me making my decision to join the Dons. I’m looking forward to the style of play as I feel it plays to my strengths and will give me the opportunity to score goals.
“I am a goal scorer but most importantly I am a team player and I always try to do my best for the team to win.
“I’m excited to play at this stunning stadium and can’t wait to make my debut in front of fans - hopefully I can score loads of goals for them.”
Born in Sudan, Eisa moved to London with his family when he was nine years old and later began his footballing career in non-league with the likes of Dartford, Leatherhead, VCD Athletic, Corinthian and Greenwich Borough.
With the latter, he scored 52 league goals across two seasons, earning himself a move to then-Sky Bet League Two side Cheltenham Town in July 2017. In his one and only season at the Johnny-Rocks Stadium, Eisa scored 25 goals in 50 games – a club record for the most goals scored in a season and form that saw the striker nominated for the EFL League Two Player of the Season award.
His goalscoring prowess caught the eye of Bristol City, who bought Eisa for an undisclosed fee ahead of the 2018/19 season. However, after being limited to just six appearances for the Robins, he made the move to Peterborough United for a record fee.
Eisa rewarded Posh by netting 16 goals in 35 games during the curtailed 2019/20 campaign. He added a further five goals to that total last season despite being held to just 12 starts.
Manager Russell Martin said: “This is a massive signing for us. Luke Williams and I identified Mo really early on as our top target to make a difference to this team, and we have been chasing him all summer.
“I’m pleased we’ve finally got to a point where we’ve agreed a deal, and I want to say a massive thank you to the Chairman and Liam Sweeting for their work and support in getting this over the line.
“He comes with brilliant experience at the level. He’s a proven goalscorer and that has earnt a couple of big moves - that’s great credit to him. He’s really hungry to do well and that desire has been a huge reason as to why this move has been completed.
“We’re excited to have him onboard and look forward to integrating him into the team ahead of the new season.”
Sporting Director Liam Sweeting added: “I’m delighted that we have been able to get this completed. Mo is someone we have known and admired for a long time and whenever we sat down together to discuss strikers this summer, Mo was a name we kept coming back to.
“A key strength of our recruitment has been our ability to react, and the way we are operating in terms of player trading has enabled us to make a substantial move in signing Mo at the first opportunity a deal was viable. I must thank both the Chairman and Mo’s representatives for the relentless work that has gone into making this happen.
“It was clear that Mo wanted to become an MK Dons player and I look forward to seeing him very soon at Stadium MK.”