Wigan Athletic have secured the signing of exciting young Scottish midfielder Fraser Fyvie on a three-year deal from SPL side Aberdeen.
The 19 year-old central midfielder has earned many plaudits following his performances for the Dons since making his debut in 2008 at the tender age of 16.
His debut against Hamilton Academical made him the youngest player ever to start for Aberdeen, and he would go on to break more records north of the border by becoming the SPL’s youngest ever goalscorer, finding the back of the net against Hearts in 2010 at Tynecastle.
A cruciate ligament injury ruled him out for much of the 2010-11 campaign, but he returned to action last season and showed the kind of form that has impressed many and took his Aberdeen career total to 58 league appearances and two goals – the other strike coming against Dunfermline last season.
Roberto Martinez said:
“I’m excited because we’re signing such a strong character and a great personality at just 19 years of age.
“He’s got a tremendous future in his hands and we’re all delighted that he’s making a big step forward in his career here at Wigan Athletic.
“He’s a bright young man and will have a good environment here in which to develop with players that have been through similar experiences and of course our fans who I know will make him feel very welcome and allow him to develop over the coming months.
“Technically he’s very gifted, enjoys playing in the midfield where he can cover large areas, he’s very powerful off the ball and in possession is someone who can read the tempo of the game very well.
“Also you have to remember that for such a young player he’s played a lot of games in the SPL at a high standard which shows his maturity.
“Together with the rest of the squad and, of course, the other Scottish boys in the squad he’ll settle in quickly I’m sure, but he’s so eager to get going and take advantage of the good experience within the Dressing Room.”
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