Paul Downing: Former Walsall defender joins League One rivals MK Dons
MK Dons have signed defender Paul Downing on a two-year deal after he rejected a new contract offer from League One rivals Walsall.
Downing, who had only been offered a one-year deal by the Saddlers, made 183 appearances for the club following his release by West Brom in August 2012.
The 24-year-old centre-back has also previously been out on loan at Hereford United, Shrewsbury Town and Barnet.
"I've always liked Paul as a player," said Dons boss Karl Robinson.
The transfer will officially be completed once Downing's existing Walsall deal expires on Thursday.
Downing was one of three out-of-contract mainstays from last season's beaten League One play-off semi-finalists to leave the club, having turned down their respective offers.
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