Aberdeen make new signing as Jim Goodwin hails 'another exciting one for the fans'

Aberdeen have signed attacking midfielder Callum Roberts from Notts County for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old former England Under-20 international joins the Dons on a three-year contract.

The former Newcastle player made 11 appearances for Kilmarnock during a loan spell in the first half of 2017.

He also had temporary spells with Gateshead and Colchester before spending a season with Blyth Spartans and then joining County in January 2020. He scored 23 goals with County.

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Manager Jim Goodwin told the Aberdeen website: “Callum is technically a very good player. He scored 16 goals last season for Notts County which is an impressive return.

“Jayden Richardson obviously knows him very well as they both played on the right-hand side for Notts County and were very successful together.

“I’ve spoken about the need for a bit more creativity and the good thing about Callum is that he can play off the right as a number 10 or also in central midfield as an attacking midfielder, so he gives us a number of different options.

“He’s a great age with good energy and pace and is another exciting one for the fans to look forward to.”

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Aberdeen have signed Callum Roberts (right) from Notts County. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Aberdeen have also been linked with a move for former Arsenal left-back Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

The Englishman has spent the past five years in Dutch football, most recently with Exclesior, who he helped win promotion to the Eredivisie last season.

His last spell in the UK was a two-year stint at Swindon Town between 2015 and 2017, where he scored two goals in 53 appearances.

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One player unlikely to be joining the Dons is former Hibs winger Martin Boyle. Speculation over a surprise move for the Al-Faisaly man intensified when he was spotted at Pittodrie on Sunday, watching Aberdeen defeat Raith Rovers 3-0 to conclude their Premier Sports Cup group stage.

Goodwin explained the Australian international is a non-starter and there is “nothing at all” in it.

“As far as I’m aware Martin’s family are Aberdeen based,” he said.

“And we don’t have the money that the Saudis have, so we will not be able to match his terms I’m afraid.”

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