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Aberdeen sign Nottingham Forest defender Jayden Richardson

The full-back joins the Dons as a replacement for Calvin Ramsay.

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Jim Goodwin has added to his squad ahead of the new season.

Aberdeen have completed the signing of defender Jayden Richardson from Nottingham Forest.

The right-back has moved to Pittodrie for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract.

Richardson will replace Calvin Ramsay in the squad after the Scotland under-21 cap moved to Liverpool in a deal that could be worth up to £8m.

Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin said that the pacy, attacking full-back has a bright future and he looks forward to developing him at Pittodrie.

“Jayden is a very young and exciting prospect,” he told Aberdeen’s website. “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 a 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.”

Richardson 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 too, and I know football is a big deal in Scotland, and particularly for Aberdeen fans who are hugely passionate about their club.

“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.”