Balanta set for Dons loan
Colombian agrees season-long deal at League One outfit
Last Updated: June 8, 2010 1:56pm
Balanta: Set for Dons loan
MK Dons have signed Queens Park Rangers attacker Angelo Balanta for the entire 2010/11 campaign.
The 19-year-old will join the Dons on 1st July in a season-long loan deal from Loftus Road, and he becomes new manager Karl Robinson's fifth signing since his arrival.
Balanta only managed four appearances for QPR last term and will now have the chance to cut his teeth in League One.
Assistant manager John Gorman told the club's official website: "Angelo is only 19, but he has so much potential.
"He's a wonderful talent and we're fortunate to have acquired him because there will have been plenty of clubs in the hunt.
"He was a revelation during his three months on loan with Wycombe during their promotion campaign so hopefully he can come here and do the same kind of job.
"He'll be a very exciting player for the fans to watch. He's genuinely two-footed and will offer us something different either off the left flank or as a striker."
Colombian-born Balanta started the 2008/09 season with QPR before joining Wycombe in November of the same campaign, proving a big hit with the Chairboys.
Hoops manager Neil Warnock hopes the experience at Stadium:MK will benefit the young winger.
He remarked: "I just think Angelo needs to get out and play games and MK Dons will allow him to do that."