MK Dons have announced the signing of winger Nathan Holland, who arrives on a free transfer from West Ham United.
The 24-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Oxford United, will move on the expiry of his West Ham contract later this month.
Holland is MK Dons’ 4th new signing ahead of the season, following the captures of Matt Dennis, Jack Tucker and Ethan Robson, and has signed a contract of undisclosed length with the League 1 side.
The move reunites Holland with MK Dons Head Coach Liam Manning, who coached the player in the West Ham youth ranks after he joined the Hammers from Everton as a teenager.
The move also marks a return to the third tier for Holland, who spent last season on loan with the Dons’ fellow League 1 side Oxford United. This was a second loan spell at the Kassam Stadium for Holland, who had previously spent time with the U’s in the 2019/20 season.
In all, Holland scored 6 times in 39 appearances for Karl Robinson’s side last season.
Holland told iFollow MK Dons that he was very happy to get the move signed and that he was looking forward to making the move to Milton Keynes.
He said, “It’s something that has been in the pipeline for a few weeks so to get it over the line is great and I am looking forward to the opportunity.
“I met with Liam Sweeting and Liam Manning and they told me what they are looking to do here and it is something that really excited me. It’s an opportunity I will be looking to grab with both hands.
“It was a big decision for me this summer and one that I have taken my time over. This is a fresh opportunity for me and I am glad it’s here with MK Dons.”
Manning added that he was pleased to see him make the move to stadium mk after having interest from other clubs.
He said, “Nathan is a really exciting signing – a winger with really good movement and League One experience. He is a really good addition to our squad in the short term and the longer term as well.
“I worked with Nathan at West Ham and while we have already seen good things from him, I know there is a lot more to come. I am really glad he’s chosen here as the place to continue his development, especially because he had a lot of interest from elsewhere.”