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By Robert Thomson

Aberdeen have snapped up defender Jayden Richardson from Nottingham Forest on a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old will fill the hole left by Calvin Ramsay’s big-money departure to Liverpool on Sunday.

Pittodrie boss Jim Goodwin has moved quickly to bring the Englishman in–with Richardson eager to make an impact in Scotland.

He said: “The opportunity for young players to come to Scotland and make an impact is clear to see.

“The Club itself is massive and I hope that I can play my part on its journey and really contribute to delivering success.

“Playing in front of big crowds is something all players aspire to, and I know football is a big deal in Scotland, and particularly for Aberdeen fans who are hugely passionate about their blub.

“I spoke to a lot of people before I signed and they could not speak highly enough of the game up here, and of Aberdeen.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining with a lot of new players and I just can’t wait to get started, I’m ready for it.”

Richardson has spent loan spells with Exeter, Forest Green and Notts County so comes north with plenty of first-team experience despite his age.

And Goodwin believes he’s got the attributes to become a top player for the Dons.

He said: “Jayden is a very young and exciting prospect.

“He is only 21-years-old and still has some room for development but we believe he has all the attributes needed to help improve our team.

“Hopefully, we will get the best out of him in the months and seasons ahead.

“He is very quick, dynamic, and attacking full-back who I am sure will use this as a platform to go and prove himself.

“I am confident he will handle the expectations of playing for a big club like Aberdeen.”

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