Matthew Sorinola

Argyle Sign Matthew Sorinola

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Argyle have completed the permanent signing of Matthew Sorinola.

Sorinola joins as a free agent having recently been released by leading Belgian club Union Saint-Gilloise.

Wing-back Sorinola, 22, came through the ranks at Milton Keynes Dons, for whom he made his debut, aged 18, in the EFL Trophy, during the 2019/20 season. He also gained experience on loan with Southern Premier League side Beaconsfield Town.

The 2020/21 campaign was a breakthrough season for Matthew, who played 43 times for the Dons in Sky Bet League One, but he opted to depart in the summer of 2021, choosing to join Union SG, who at that stage had just been promoted to the Belgian top flight, the Jupiler Pro League.

In their first season back, Union SG finished second in the Pro League, with Sorinola playing 16 times, all from the bench.

Last season, Matty reunited with his former MK Dons manager Russell Martin, who brought in Sorinola on loan to Swansea City, in the Championship. Sorinola played 31 times, including 21 starts, and scored twice, as Swansea finished 13th.

“We are very pleased to pick up Matthew as a free agent,” said Argyle Head Coach Ian Foster. “He is a really good age, he's got great experience of English football, and he has had a taste of football on the continent as well, which will do him the world of good in terms of his development as a person and a player.

“He is someone that we're really excited to welcome to Argyle.

“He's got versatility as a wing-back. He played off both sides in his days at MK Dons. He's athletic and has good technical ability. He is someone that we feel we can develop and help and hopefully he can help us go on to the next level.”

Argyle Director of Football Neil Dewsnip added: "Our recruitment team have done an excellent job of getting this deal sorted, securing the services of someone we have had on our radar, and who became a priority signing in the wake of Kaine Kesler-Hayden’s recall by Aston Villa.

​” Matthew is only 22, but has experience of playing for good footballing sides at League One and Championship level, as well as in Belgium with a leading club in that division. He will be a superb asset for us.”

The deal is subject to EFL approval and international clearance. 

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