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Dimitar Mitov Aberdeen transfer confirmed after keeper instantly sold on move

Aberdeen have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov from St Johnstone.

The Dons required a new number one after Kelle Roos left at the end of his contract and their interest in the Saints man emerged in recent days. The Bulgarian, 27, had a release clause in his contract and the Pittodrie side have met that before agreeing personal terms with the player. Mitov has signed a three-year deal with them and there is also an option for a fourth.

The signing has been confirmed on the club website and manager Jimmy 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.”

Mitov added: “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.”