Jordan Moore-Taylor: MK Dons sign Exeter City defender

Jordan Moore-Taylor of Exeter City in the League Two Play Off Final between Coventry City and Exeter City in 2018
Jordan Moore-Taylor made 173 appearances for Exeter over six seasons

MK Dons have signed defender Jordan Moore-Taylor from Exeter on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old's contract at St James Park ran until the end of this season.

But the former captain activated a release clause to leave on a free transfer after the Grecians failed to win promotion.

Exeter chairman Julian Tagg said: "Jordan was offered a significant improved new deal which would have made him the club's highest-paid player."

Analysis

BBC Sport's Brent Pilnick

Paul Tisdale will have lost a few friends at his old club with this move.

Moore-Taylor has been a stalwart in Exeter's defence for four years and as a home-grown captain was loved by Exeter's fans.

To sign him on a free because of a contractual clause will be a bitter pill to swallow for a club that prides itself on nurturing young players, who they can sell on for a profit to keep the fan-owned club financially healthy.

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