Max Dean has taken to Instagram after it was confirmed the teenager has left Leeds United to join Mark Jackson’s MK Dons in League One on a permanent basis – and both Charlie Cresswell and Adam Forshaw have responded.

Dean, 18, came through the ranks at Leeds and has been a regular for the Under-21 side over the past couple of seasons. Indeed, he is ahead of the curve, already clocking up 38 appearances for the Leeds second string.

Many of those outings came under Jackson, who has since become manager of MK Dons after leaving his post as a coach at Elland Road. Jackson has won four points from his opening four games, with the Dons battling the drop.

He need to invigorate his MK Dons squad and has decided to spend a bit of cash to lure Dean to the third tier of English football. Dean took to Instagram after his exit from Leeds was confirmed – clearly excited to get going.

Dean leaves Leeds to join MK Dons: Cresswell and Forshaw respond

It is a brilliant move for Dean. Joining a big club in the third tier of English football, he will finally get the chance to play professionally. Under a manager he knows incredibly well. It gives him the perfect platform to start his career.

For Leeds, they get a fee for a player that realistically, was going to struggle to break into the senior side. Not because of Dean, but because of the competition. Mateo Joseph, Joe Gelhardt, Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo and more.

For MK Dons and Jackson, they get a player who has scored 16 goals in 38 games for the Leeds 21’s. A very solid record given he is still only 18. Cresswell and Forshaw were among a number of Leeds players to react to his move.

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