MK Dons have had a bid accepted by Brighton to sign defender Warren O’Hora, Football Insider understands.
The 21-year-old joined Russell Martin’s side on a season-long loan last summer and has established himself as a regular among the starting XI this term.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the League One outfit have agreed a six-figure fee with the Premier League side to turn the centre-back’s stay permanent this month.
O’Hora arrived in England back in January 2018 when he joined Brighton from Dublin-based outfit Bohemians.
He initially linked up with the Seagulls’ under-23s and featured regularly in the club’s Premier League 2 and EFL Trophy fixtures.
While he never made an appearance for the senior side at Brighton, he was named as an unused substitute for the 3-1 League Cup defeat to Aston Villa back in 2019.
O’Hora was given the green light to leave on loan over the summer of 2020 and was snapped up by MK Dons for the entire campaign.
He started the season in Martin’s starting XI and although he dropped out for five games over October, returned to make 10 consecutive league starts.
The Republic of Ireland youth international has played a total of 17 times across all competitions this season and his performances have convinced the Dons to strike a deal to sign him permanently.
O’Hora is set to become MK Dons’ third signing of the January window after Ethan Laird and Charlie Brown joined on loan from Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.