Reported Queens Park Rangers transfer target Scott Twine will not be making a move to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.
In a recent statement posted on the Milton Keynes Dons website, the League One club confirmed that they have captured the signing of the former Swindon Town attacking midfielder on a free transfer.
The 21-year-old, who was a reported target of Championship sides QPR, Luton Town, Reading and Bournemouth, will link up with Russell Martin’s side upon the expiry of his contract with the Robins at the end of June.
Considering just how impressive Twine was throughout his 2020/21 campaign, the fact that QPR have missed out on the signing of “one of the most exciting young talents” in the English Football League is sure to leave Mark Warburton gutted.
Indeed, over his 19 League Two appearances while on loan at Newport County in the first half of the season, he scored six goals, registered seven assists and created 12 big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 3.6 shots and making 1.9 key passes per game.
Upon returning to Swindon in January, Twine then went on to score a further seven goals, provided three assists and created two big chances over his 25 League One fixtures, in addition to taking an average of 3.2 shots and making 0.7 key passes per game.
As such, considering how easily Twine appeared to make the step up from League Two to League One, we would not have betted against him repeating the feat in the Championship if he were to have made a move to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.
However, with MK Dons landing the signing of the player Phil Brown claimed has “something special,” Warburton must now turn his attention elsewhere for additions to his QPR midfield in the upcoming transfer window.