MK Dons have signed Swedish striker Osman Sow on a free transfer, with the hotshot signing a two-year deal at Stadium MK, the club have announced on their website.
Sow, who recently played for Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye, will hope to become an integral part of Robbie Neilson’s Dons team, as they aim to gain promotion to the Championship, a league they vacated in 2016.
The player, who will wear the number 9 shirt this campaign, has said:
“Robbie spoke very highly of the club and it’s a big opportunity for me to come back to England, which is the best country in the world to play football in.”
“I like to create chances and I like to score goals but, for me, the big thing is winning football games – I want to win and that’s what makes me sleep well at night!”
The forward has actually had a spell on these shores before, signing for Crystal Palace in 2013, but left a year later, having made no appearances for the first team.
Sow has also worked with Dons boss Neilson previously, as the pair were at Heart of Midlothian together, incidentally the Swede’s best spell of his career – he netted 23 goals and provided 12 assists in 52 appearances for the Edinburgh club.
Neilson is understandably delighted to have signed the 27-year-old:
“He’s been the number one target all along for us. We’ve worked really hard on it and it’s taken a little bit of time to get over the line but we’re delighted it’s now done.”
“I know the player from my time at Hearts. He did phenomenally well for us there so when the opportunity arose for us to bring him here, it was something we wanted to get done.”
“He’s a very good player. He’s got pace, he’s got physicality and he scores goals – he ticks a lot of boxes.”
Sow, who is of Senegalese descent, is very well-travelled, having plied his trade in Sweden, Moldova and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in China and Scotland.
The striker is by no means the first arrival at the League One club this summer, becoming the side’s ninth new addition in this window.