AFC Wimbledon have made Daniel Csoka their eighth signing of the summer transfer window – with the former Wolves man eligible for today’s League One opener at Northampton Town.
The 20-year-old left the Premier League club at the end of last season.
Dons manager Glyn Hodges told the club’s official website: “Daniel can play as a left-sided centre half, but he can also play as a left wing-back, and he has played in midfield. I keep making the point about having players who can play in different positions and there are a few positions that we can play Daniel in. League One will definitely be different for him to the Premier League 2, but we will work with him. He’s a good personality, talkative, he’s not shy, and he has a bit about him, so it’s nice when a player comes in and feels at home.
“We have a good relationship with Wolves through Scott Sellars and we were given the chance to bring him in for a week. When they come in on trial you can have a really good look at them and we decided to sign him. He’s a good size, and he’s a good footballer who has played for Wolves U23s for a while. He came in on trial, played against QPR and we were impressed, so he’s a good acquisition.”
Csoka said: “My father told me that Wimbledon used to be in the Premier League.
“I know that I’m coming to a League One team now and there are many challenges here, so I’m just ready to play for Wimbledon. I came here for three days and everyone was friendly and helped me a lot. I trained here and played against QPR.
“When I was offered the chance to sign, there was no question about me coming here. It was my aim to play first-team football from the summer, so I’m happy to sign for Wimbledon. When I played for my first team they played in blue, so it reminds me of my time in Hungary!”
Please support your local paper by making a donation
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.