Date: 19th July 2008 at 3:38pm
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Keith Andrews, the MK Dons’ club captain, has been transfer-listed by the club. The club have explained the recent speculation is harming their preparations for the new season, and feel it would be in the best interests of everybody if a deal could be done.

Andrews has been at the centre of increasing talk over his future for weeks, with Vital Dons’ understanding that a deal has been done between Blackburn Rovers and the club.

However, in a statement released moments before the Dons’ first pre-season friendly kick-off against Reading on the official website, the club have claimed that no bids for the midfielder have been recieved.

That, however, directly contradicts what manager Roberto Di Matteo told SkySports yesterday, when he said, “He (Keith) has had offers not only from Blackburn but from other clubs as well.”

Watford manager Adrian Boothyroyd is also understood to have joined the chase for the central midfielder.

The club statement read:

“Milton Keynes Dons FC can today confirm that Club captain Keith Andrews has been made available for transfer.

In order to prevent the intense speculation of recent weeks jeopardising the start of our season, we feel it both in the Club’s and the Keith’s interests to settle this unhelpful situation.

Keith is a player we value extremely highly and remain committed to retaining, but we maintain our policy of not standing in the way of an individual’s professional development.

Despite widespread reports linking him with many clubs, we have received no formal offers for Keith. This action has been mutually agreed by the Manager and the Chairman.”

Andrews has not been named in the squad of eighteen playing Reading this afternoon.


3 Replies to “MK Dons – Captain Transfer-Listed!”

  • At least we know what’s going on now. Kind of. Hate to see the contradictions being made by the club though. RDM saying that KA has had offers not just from Blackburn, and then this statement saying no offers have been made.

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