Sorinola confirms MK Dons departure as he heads for Belgium
"I'll always be a Don" Sorinola writes as he leaves Stadium MK
Matthew Sorinola has agreed to sign for Royale Union Saint-Gilloise when his current MK Dons deal expires next month.
The 20-year-old had a brilliant break-out season at Stadium MK, making 43 appearances and scoring three goals as he established himself as a first-team choice during the course of the season.
However, issues over his contract had been rumbling on since late last year, when manager Russell Martin first tabled an offer but claimed influences in Sorinola's camp were holding the deal up. Earlier this week, Martin admitted other clubs had put in bids for the defender.Though the deal for the youngster remained on the table, Sorinola has instead opted to sign for the Belgian side where Dons striker Charlie Brown spent two loan spells.
Due to Sorinola's age, Dons will be due compensation for Sorinola's services next season.
Confirming his departure on social media, Sorinola said: "This has been one of the toughest decisions I've had to make but I've decided to depart MK Dons.
"Thank you to every single player that I've shared the dressing room with. The constant advice has helped me develop both on and off the pitch. I've made friends for life and have loved every minute of playing alongside every single one of you.
"Thank you to the fans for their support. I'm gutted I didn't get more chances to play in front of you.
"To every single member of staff, your want to improve me as a player and a person will never be forgotten. That extends to every member of staff behind the scenes at MK Dons who gave up their time to help me become the best I could be.
"I'll always be a Don - thank you for everything."