Done Deal: MK Dons sign Chelsea full-back on season-long loan

By | July 24, 2022

League One outfits MK Dons have secured the services of Chelsea promising full-back Henry Lawrence on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old defender spent last term on loan at AFC Wimbledon, playing 32 games in all competitions.

Lawrence is the 12th summer addition made by the MK Dons since their run to the League One play-offs back in 2021-22.

“He is a young player with real quality, both athletically and in terms of his technical attributes,” Dons head coach Liam Manning told the club site.

“He has also shown an ability to play in multiple different positions and that versatility will be key to both us and him this season.”

The Dons start the new campaign away to Cambridge United on 30 July.

“This is a similar playing style to what I am used to and I saw that last season when I played against MK Dons,” said England Under-20s international Lawrence.

“I am very excited to come into this team and show what I can do.”

Chelsea another youngster has departed the club on loan as Tino Anjorin joins Huddersfield Town on a loan deal.

Meanwhile, Chelsea made two marquee signings this summer, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.