Baldock Leaves Dons for Blades

    MK Dons defender leaves Stadium:MK for Sheffield United

    MK Dons announced yesterday that George Baldock has joined Sky Bet Championship side Sheffield United after MK Dons and the Blades agreed terms and an undisclosed fee for the defender’s services.

    The 24-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Blades after completing a medical at Bramall Lane.

    This move ends Baldock’s 14-year association with the Club, having joined the Academy at the age of 10. He made a total of 125 first-team appearances during his time at Stadium MK and scored two goals.

    Although reluctant to sell the full-back, the Club respects Baldock’s wishes to play Championship football next season and the transfer will enable Robbie Neilson to further strengthen his squad for the Club’s own Championship push in 2017/18.

    Speaking to mkdons.com, Neilson said: “We’re disappointed to lose George because he’s a talented player. He wanted to test himself in the Championship next season, though, and we wish him all the best.

    “The deal is a good one for the Football Club and it will allow us to reinvest in the squad as we aim to challenge at the right end of the table in 2017/18. “

    Baldock said of his departure: “I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’ll look back on my time with real fondness but this is an opportunity I felt I couldn’t turn down at this stage of my career.

    “This is a great club and it’s the one that gave me my chance in the game. I’ll be forever grateful to the Chairman, the two managers I have worked under, the staff and the players that I’ve played with, as well as, of course, the supporters who have always been terrific with me.”
     

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