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Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:29 PM

Aberdeen have signed NAC Breda left back Greg Leigh on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old left back was a youth player at Manchester City before having spells at Bradford City and Bury.

Leigh moved to Eredivisie side NAC Breda last year, making 16 appearances and scoring one goal in his first season in Dutch football.

Dons manager Derek McInnes said he was delighted to sign the former England under-19 international.

He said: “We’ve been aware of Greg for a while and in January, when it looked as though Max was staying at Derby, he was someone we were quite far down the road with.

“He’s versatile, gives us a bit of athleticism, has decent experience for someone with his best years ahead of him and he sees Aberdeen as the right move at this stage.

“There were a number of clubs in England keen to take Greg but I felt he bought into what we’re trying to do early on in our conversations.”

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