Irish midfielder Chris Forrester has signed a long-term contract for Aberdeen.

The 25-year-old has completed the move from Peterborough United after both clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

The Dons were previously linked with the Dubliner after Peterborough's club owner Darragh MacAnthony tweeted that they had 'enquired' about him.

Forrester made 127 appearances for Peterborough United and captained the side during the 2016/2017 season after joining from St Patrick's Athletic in 2015, where he scored a series of amazing goals.

He previously played for Bohemians during his stint in the League of Ireland.

Speaking to Aberdeen's RED TV, Forrester said that he needed a 'fresh start' from Peterbourogh after he was placed on the transfer list earlier this year.

"As soon as Aberdeen came in, I knew [with] the stature of the club that they get over 15,000 to most games each week. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Following the announcement, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes told the Aberdeen website that was very happy to secure a player he has long admired.

"Chris is a player who has always caught my eye. He can play in a variety of positions, but he handles the ball extremely well and he will bring us flexibility in the midfield area.

‘We’ve been aware of him for a while and hopefully he sees Aberdeen as an opportunity to give impetus to his career. I’m delighted to welcome him to the club."

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