Aberdeen sign St Johnstone goalkeeper Mitov on three-year deal

The Bulgaria international joins the Dons after an impressive season with St Johnstone.

Aberdeen sign goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov from St Johnstone on three-year deal SNS Group

Aberdeen have signed goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov as Jimmy Thelin continues his preparations for the new season.

The 27-year-old Bulgarian international has put pen to paper on a three-year-deal to become the new manager’s third summer signing.

He joins Irish defender Gavin Malloy and Nigerian forward Peter Ambrose at Pittodrie as Thelin gets to work on the squad.

Mitov will replace last season’s number one Kelle Roos who has departed the club along with Connor Barron, Johnny Hayes and Anthony Stewart.

The stopper was named St Johnstone’s Player of the Year last season after a string of impressive performances for the Perth side.

He has now completed his move to Aberdeen for an undisclosed fee.

Speaking after the move was confirmed on Wednesday, Mitov said he is delighted to join the Dons.

He said: “It’s an amazing feeling to be here.

“As soon as heard there was interest from Aberdeen I called my agent and said get it done.

“The club has a huge history, there are lots of good people here, and when we played against Aberdeen I loved the atmosphere the fans created.

“I feel I did well last season, being consistent is always difficult as a goalkeeper, but I worked hard and this is another opportunity for me to improve my game and make the step up.

“I like the ideas the manager has about how he wants to go forward here, the way he wants to play and create a happy environment, connecting with the supporters to get them behind us.

“Everything he said fits me as a player, I feel like I am that type of goalkeeper and I feel I can help the team going forward.”

Manager Thelin said: “This is an important signing for us as Dimitar is a talented goalkeeper, coming into the prime of his career, and these types of players are vital to a successful squad.

“He is an internationalist who brings with him good knowledge of the Scottish game. He had an exceptional season last year and was amongst some of the top performers in the league.

“Dimitar is clearly a very ambitious player and we feel this will be an excellent opportunity for him as he enters the next chapter of his career.”

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