Dons have made their third signing of the summer by landing former Barnsley defender George Williams.
Williams, 23, is a former MK Dons academy prospect, and was ironically released by Karl Robinson in his younger days.
After spells with Loughborough University and Worcester City, Williams was signed by Barnsley in 2014.
After making 27 appearances for the Tykes, including a start at Wembley in the 3-1 League 1 play-off final win over Millwall last month, Williams wasn’t offered a new contract at Oakwell.
“He spoke to four others in this league and we won,” said Dons boss Robinson. “He was released by me at 18, and he’s come full circle. He had a very successful time at Barnsley and even played in the play-off final. It was a surprise he became available.”
Williams signs for Dons on a two-year deal, and is the third signing of the summer after Ed Upson and Paul Downing.
“It feels really good to be back,” Williams added. “This is my hometown club – I’m over the moon to get this deal done.
“Me and the gaffer had a really good chat but he didn’t really have to sell it to me. I know the club well from my time here as a youngster and ever since I left I’ve always checked up on how the Dons are doing.”
“It was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made to come back here. There was a bit of interest in me but as soon as I knew MK Dons was interested in me, my mind was made up.”
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