Dons sign Hamilton Accies defender Michael Devlin

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Michael Devlin

Aberdeen FC have today signed Hamilton Accies defender Michael Devlin.

The 24-year-old has joined the Dons for an undisclosed fee.

Michael said: “Derek McInnes didn’t have to sell the club to me.

“As soon as I heard of Aberdeen’s interest I couldn’t wait to join the Dons to hopefully win trophies and play regular European football.”

The centre-back is currently out injured with a cruciate ligament injury and is not expected to return to action until March.

However, McInnes wants Devlin to continue his rehabilitation at Pittodrie and be available to play in the latter stages of the campaign.

Speaking earlier today, Hamilton manager Martin Canning said: “Michael is away up to Aberdeen today.

“The club agreed a deal with Aberdeen  so he is on his way today for a medical and to discuss terms.

“I spoke to Ronnie (MacDonald, Hamilton chairman) late last night and he said Aberdeen handled everything well and they came to an agreement.

“Ronnie said the club had agreed a figure and that was it done.

“Michael is out of contract at the end of the season and getting something for him now is better than getting nothing then.

“So it is good business for the club.”