Brandon Thomas-Asante becomes second player to announce MK Dons departure today

    MK Dons forward Brandon Thomas-Asante has announced on Instagram he is parting ways with the club.

    In the social media post, he said: "Three years has gone so quickly. Coming through from the academy, as a boy eager to make a name for myself, I did not have any idea of the amazing people I would get to meet, the challenges I was to face and everything in between."

    "In my time at MK I have learnt so many lessons, especially that you cannot predict exactly how your path with go. This being said, I promise myself that I will work my hardest to reach the high goals that I know I can achieve, and although this next chapter will not be with MK Dons, the fans and family will always be in my heart."

    "Thanks for the love you guys gave me from the start, see you guys soon - BTA x."

    The news comes as MK Dons are expected to confirm their retained list early next week and follows Ouss Cisse's announcement that he will leave MK Dons this summer earlier today.

    Thomas-Asante joined Milton Keynes Dons academy at the age of 12, progressing through various age groups and into the club's development squad. On 6 August 2016, following an impressive pre-season, Thomas-Asante made his debut for the first team, featuring as a substitute in the 75th minute in a 0–1 away win to Shrewsbury Town.

    On 12 September 2016, Thomas-Asante signed professional terms with the club, signing a one-year deal with an option of a further year. On 5 November 2016, Thomas-Asante scored his first professional goal for the club, scoring in a 3–2 home FA Cup first round win over Spennymoor Town.

    On 2 May 2017, following an impressive first season as a professional, Thomas-Asante was awarded the club's Academy Player of the Year 2016–17. On 14 June 2017, Thomas-Asante's contract was extended until summer 2018, and on 26 January 2018 was extended a further year until the summer of 2019.

    After a brief loan spell with National League club Sutton United, Thomas-Asante joined National League South club Oxford City in late January 2019 until the end of the season.

    MK Dons are expected to confirm their retained list early next week.

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