Ramadani becomes a Red

08 June 2022
Author AFC Media Team

Exciting international midfielder is the first signing of the summer

Aberdeen FC have this afternoon completed the signing of Albanian international Ylber Ramadani, as manager Jim Goodwin begins his rebuild of the first team squad.

The midfielder has agreed terms on a three-year deal with the Club and Ylber becomes a Don following a successful Governing Body Endorsement hearing. Ylber will join his teammates following the successful completion of the visa process.

Arriving from Hungarian side MTK Budapest for an undisclosed fee, the 26-year-old was born in Germany and began his career with Kosovan club Ferizaj before moving to Prishtin. Ylber then played for Albanian clubs Drita and Partizani before a spell in the Danish Superliga with Vejle BK.

After making 10 appearances for the Albanian U21 side, Ylber gained his first cap with the senior side when he started against Norway in 2018. His first goal for his country came against Moldova in 2019 and the midfielder’s most recent cap came on Monday night in the UEFA Nations League when his side drew 1-1 with Iceland.

Ylber arrives at the Dons following extensive work carried out behind the scenes by the recruitment team to identify the type of player who can have a positive impact at the Club next season.

Manager Jim Goodwin said this of his first recruit:

“Ylber is an energetic, hardworking player with great versatility. He has the game intelligence to be able to play a couple of positions in the midfield area, either as a holding midfielder or as a more advanced box-to-box midfielder.

“He is a real team player who leads by example, and I’ve no doubt he will be a big favourite with the fans due to the desire and commitment he gives in every game”.

AFC would like to thank MTK Budapest for their help during the transfer process and finally, a big welcome to the Dons, Ylber!

(Photo images courtesy of MTK Budapest)