Reported Leeds United and West Ham target Matthew Sorinola is facing an uncertain future with his contract at MK Dons expiring in the summer, as manager Russell Martin explained to the MK Citizen.
Six years after Dele Alli went from a big fish in a small League One pond to the choppy waters of the Premier League, another MK Dons starlet is attracting interest from the top flight.
TEAMtalk claim that Leeds, West Ham, West Brom and Newcastle are all admirers of 20-year-old Sorinola.
The highly-rated defender has broke into MK Dons’ first-team this season while attracting further interest from Burnley, Brentford and a Crystal Palace side desperate to inject some youth into one of the oldest squads around.
Sorinola is due to become a free agent in July and, try as they might, MK Dons have been unable to extend his deal; much to the frustration of his manager.
“He got offered a contract a long time ago, one which we consider fair and fits in with the structure of our club and for a young player but he hasn’t signed it. There has been no real discussion from his end,” said former Norwich City and Rangers defender Martin.
“He has a decision to make at some point, but I cannot let it rumble on to the end of the season – that’s not ideal for anyone.
“We want people here who really want to be here long term and who are desperate to show that commitment.
“It’s frustrating for me, but he’s not been frozen out.”
Martin admitted during the January window that Sorinola’s head had been turned by transfer speculation, blaming the youngster’s agents for handing him some rather questionable advice.
A versatile player most comfortable on the left-hand side, could Sorinola fill a gap in Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds squad?