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MK Dons bring in Brentford’s Dan Oyegoke

England youth international becomes signing number 13 for MK Dons...

27 July 2022

MK Dons have completed the loan signing of Brentford B defender Daniel Oyegoke.

Oyegoke, 19, will spend the 2022/23 campaign at Stadium MK, becoming the Club’s 13th addition this summer.

A versatile full-back who played for Barnet and Arsenal before joining Brentford, Oyegoke is yet to make his league bow but has been a regular at Under-23s level, while he also has senior experience in the Papa John’s Trophy.

He has also been capped 15 times by England at youth level and this past summer helped the Young Lions win the Under-19s European Championship, starting the Final against Israel.

“I’m very happy to be here and hopefully I can help the team have a very good season,” Oyegoke told iFollow MK Dons in his first interview as a Dons player.

“The brand of football attracted me to come here as well as the manager and the way he works – it was something I was eager to be a part of.

“I’m buzzing for the opportunity to play league football and hopefully I can show everybody what I’m about while helping the team achieve its goals.”

Oyegoke started his footballing journey with Barnet before joining Arsenal at the age of 14. A regular for the Gunners at youth level, the defender also featured in the Papa John’s Trophy during his time at the Emirates.

In July 2021, Oyegoke turned down the offer of a professional contract with Arsenal to join Brentford B. He has been in West London ever since while also establishing himself as a consistent figure in England youth teams.

Most recently, he featured for the Under-19s during their European Championship success this summer. Oyegoke played five times at the tournament, including a start in the 3-1 Final victory over Israel.

Sporting Director Liam Sweeting said: “Dan is a player we have spoken about a lot this off-season and Liam and I were impressed when we had the opportunity to speak with him about a potential move to MK Dons.

“He has a great physical profile and a number of technical qualities which have resulted in some high quality moments for Brentford and with England.

“We are grateful to Brentford for allowing our coaching staff the opportunity to work with Daniel and I look forward to seeing the progress he can make over the course of the season.

Head Coach Liam Manning added: “We are pleased to have Daniel on board for the upcoming season. While this is his first season in league football, he is a player with great potential and we are looking forward to this opportunity to work with him."

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