Aberdeen have confirmed the signing of Greg Leigh. He joins from Dutch side NAC Breda, initially on loan, with a view to a permanent deal if things go well.

Many Aberdeen fans, and Scottish football supporters in general, won’t have a clue who he is.

Aberdeen have brought in Leigh. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

We’ll try and give you the necessary information you need to know about the Dons’ newest recruit.

Aberdeen recruit Leigh is like Max Lowe

A product of the Manchester City youth academy, Leigh actually featured in friendlies for the English champions. Funnily enough, some of those games included outings against Hearts and Dundee.

He made his professional debut at Crewe Alexandria before moves to Bradford City and Bury. The left-back spent four years with the Shakers before he swapped British shores for the Netherlands.

Leigh in City action against Hearts. (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

Leigh was part of a NAC Breda side that were relegated from the Eredivisie last year, having made 22 appearances in all competitions. He scored an impressive six goals and notched three assists

The ex- Man City youth academy prospect is a bit like Max Lowe. He’s energetic and pacey, with his attacking qualities making him capable of playing as a wing-back or potential even a winger if need be.

A left footed player, Leigh is a physical full-back. His defensive work is decent, although it could be doing with a bit of tidying up. He sometimes finds himself guilty of over committing to the attack, leaving spaces in defence.

Defensive work needs to be improved a bit. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Overall though he’s very similar to Max Lowe. If he can brush up his defensive work a bit, he’ll be a solid player. What does this means for Lowe’s return to Pittodrie though? That may be another argument all together.

Fans might not know much about him yet, but Leigh could be a real asset for the Dons.

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