Warren O’Hora has completed a permanent move to Milton Keynes Dons from Brighton & Hove Albion. The Irish defender was on loan at the League One side from Brighton but the two parties have now agreed a fee for a permanent transfer.
Warren O’Hora Joins MK Dons Permanently
#MKDons have signed Brighton & Hove Albion defender Warren O’Hora on permanent basis.
— MK Dons (@MKDonsFC) January 18, 2021
Impressive Start at the Club
The fee agreed between the two clubs is undisclosed but does come with additional clauses, such as appearances and whether he helps the club to promotion, according to The Athletic’s Andy Naylor.
O’Hora joined the Dons on loan in August and immediately became part of the starting squad, playing on the right of a bank of three central defenders – learning from the experience of Richard Keogh and Dean Lewington next to him.
In all competitions, the Irishman has made 17 appearances so far for the club. While yet to score, he has looked assured at the back and has fitted well the club’s unique style of play.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the official MK Dons website after completing the move, O’Hora said: “I’m over the moon.
“I’ve enjoyed my time with the Club ever since I arrived back in pre-season, so I’m happy to be here on a permanent basis.
“I’m certainly enjoying my football here and hopefully that’s showing on the pitch. Obviously now I want to get back on the pitch after my little injury setback.
“Every footballer wants to keep improving and developing, and I think MK Dons is the best place for me to do that.
“It’s a big ambition of mine to keep moving forward and I know I can do that with this Club – I’m really excited for the future.”
Manager Russell Martin added: “It’s brilliant news for the Football Club – in both the short-term and the long-term.
“He’s been one of our best players this season and certainly earned this contract. The challenge for him now is to establish himself as a top player at this level.
“He has also real leadership qualities which, now he’s our player, we hope to see come through even more too.”