Roberto Martinez is excited after signing Scottish starlet Fraser Fyvie as Wigan Athletic bolster their squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
The promising 19-year-old joined from Aberdeen on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee – Fyvie was the Scottish Premier League club’s youngster ever player when he made his debut aged 16.
The midfielder has played 58 games for the Dons – netting twice – and will join the Latics in time for the pre-season preparations.
Speaking about his first signing of the summer, Martinez said: "I'm excited because we're signing such a strong character and a great personality at just 19 years of age.
"He's got a tremendous future in his hands and we're all delighted that he's making a big step forward in his career here at Wigan Athletic.
"He's a bright young man and will have a good environment here in which to develop with players that have been through similar experiences and of course our fans who I know will make him feel very welcome and allow him to develop over the coming months.
"Technically he's very gifted, enjoys playing in the midfield where he can cover large areas, he's very powerful off the ball and in possession is someone who can read the tempo of the game very well.
"Also you have to remember that for such a young player he's played a lot of games in the SPL at a high standard which shows his maturity.
"Together with the rest of the squad and, of course, the other Scottish boys in the squad he'll settle in quickly I'm sure, but he's so eager to get going and take advantage of the good experience within the Dressing Room."