MK Dons have expressed their disappointment after Fulham confirmed the signing of talented teenage striker George Williams.
The 16-year-old, capped by Wales Under-17s, has already broken into the MK Dons first team, becoming the club's youngest-ever goalscorer in the FA Cup last season.
Williams will join up with the Cottagers' Academy as a first-year scholar for the 2012/13 campaign after an undisclosed compensation package was agreed.
MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman said on the club's official website: "We are very disappointed that George has chosen not to take up his scholarship or the offer of a professional contract with MK Dons and has instead decided his future is best served with Fulham.
"Everyone at the club wishes him well in the future."