Aaron Tshibola has joined MK Dons on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.
The 22-year-old East Londoner joined Villa a year ago and ended last season on loan at Nottingham Forest.
He started his career at Reading and previously played 23 league games during a loan spell with Hartlepool United.
Midfielder Tshibola, from Newham, is MK Dons’ eighth signing ahead of the new season.
“I’m delighted,” Tshibola told the club’s website. “I the met the manager – he was totally ambitious and sold the club to me.
“The club matches my ambitions and I feel like this is the perfect place for me to be right now.
“I want to get back playing and enjoying my football. I feel like, at this time in my career, playing games is the most important thing for me.
“Hopefully I can do that and help the team strive for some success this season.”
MK Dons manager Robbie Neilson said: “It’s a move we’ve been working hard on for a while so to finally get it over the line is really pleasing for us.
“Aaron will bring great experience, energy and power to the team. He’s a Championship-calibre player so it’s a top signing for us.
“I think it shows how far we’ve come and where we’re trying to get to, that we can attract someone of Aaron’s quality.”
Tshibola could make his debut in a friendly against Leicester City on Friday.