The forward has had a torrid time on Wearside since a big-money move from Wigan Athletic two years ago. He has failed to settle and his performances have suffered.
A loan move to MK Dons is his chance to get his career back on track and rediscover the form he displayed earlier in his career.
MK Dons Complete Signing of Will Grigg on Loan
— Milton Keynes Dons (@MKDonsFC) February 1, 2021
Dons Beat Off Competition to Sign Will Grigg
Last week, it was reported that Shrewsbury, along with Salford City, were interested in the Northern Ireland international.
MK Dons boss Russell Martin appeared to rule out making a move for the 29-year-old, who played for the club on loan during the 2014/15 season, where he scored 22 goals in 50 games. However, after it became apparent that a deal with Shrewsbury had stalled, the Dons pounced.
Grigg has not scored for Sunderland so far this season and has hit the net just eight times in 61 appearances for the Black Cats.
Lee Johnson Had no Intention of Standing in Will Grigg’s Way
Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson, who has had little time to work with Will Grigg due to injury, was not willing to stand in the way of the striker, should an acceptable offer be received. He said: “I have had discussions with Will and I think he feels it hasn’t gone as well as he’d hoped it would in the last 18 months.
“If there’s a challenge and a change that suits all parties in the short term, we might have a look at it.
“Saying that, me personally, I am more than happy having Will Grigg as one of my four strikers, and a fit, motivated version which you would hope to get considering he’s been out of the team with that injury for a while.”