MK Dons reportedly set to lose Matt O'Riley to Celtic

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    Substantial reports have emerged today indicating that Milton Keynes Dons midfielder Matt O'Riley could be on the verge of moving to Scottish club Celtic.

    Reports from multiple sources today suggest that O'Riley could make his way to Celtic Park for a deal in the region of £1.5 million, with many suggesting that the Dons would have a sell-on clause as part of the move.

    O'Riley has been in sensational form since arriving at Stadium MK last season, having sought regular first-team football instead of accepting a higher value contract with Championship side Fulham.

    Predominantly playing as a central midfielder, the 21-year-old has already made 54 appearances for the Milton Keynes club, scoring ten goals and adding a further nine assists - showing his exceptional vision and footwork every time he has stepped onto the pitch.

    He had formed an exceptional partnership with Ethan Robson before he was recalled by parent club Blackpool, and his link-up play with Scott Twine has been crucial to Liam Manning's side's push for promotion this season - with the Dons currently sat fifth in League One.

    His performances had attracted the attention of clubs in the English Championship, with former manager Russell Martin seemingly keen to bring him to Swansea, before reports of a potential Celtic deal broke earlier today.

    While it would be a huge loss for the Dons, a move to Celtic would allow O'Riley to continue his already promising career and could lead to him playing on a larger stage much earlier.

    There has been no statement as yet from the Dons, who have already seen eight players depart Stadium MK this transfer window, with three new faces in the form of loan signings Theo Corbeanu, Jamie Cumming and Conor Coventry.

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