Aberdeen Football Club have confirmed the signing of Dutch youth international winger Vicente Besuijen from ADO Den Haag on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
Aged only 19, Vicente played thirty games for ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie last season and has already featured twenty-five times for them this campaign, scoring six goals and providing ten assists.
The Club has beaten of stiff competition from other suitors in Scotland and Europe to land such a talented prospect, who has also featured for Ajax Academy and Roma in the UEFA Youth League. Vicente’s arrival further reinforces the Dons strategy to be the best developer of talent, creating a clear and achievable pathway to first team football for its players.
Stephen Glass told the club website: “Vicente is a very exciting talent and a player the Club fought hard to secure as we believe he has a bright future in the game.
“This is an important piece of investment, similar to when Lewis Ferguson and Ross McCrorie arrived at the Club, and it aligns with our commitment to give young players a clear pathway in their careers.
“It is vital we continue to strike the correct balance between experience and youth, but we believe Vicente is a player who will continue to flourish, and we’re delighted he has decided to come to Pittodrie. It was clear in discussions that he had a desire to pull on the red jersey and is excited about representing Aberdeen.
“We look forward to working with Vicente to continue his development.”