Aberdeen have added Wolves striker Austin Samuels to their Scottish Premiership squad on a season-long loan deal – and they could make it a permanent move next summer.

The 20-year-old forward is highly-rated at Wolves but leaves the English Premier League after a lack of first-team opportunities. Samuels bolsters Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass’ forward line ahead of Thursday’s Europa Conference League play-off second leg against Qarabag.

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Aberdeen’s statement reads: “Aberdeen FC confirms it has this evening bolstered its attacking options by securing the services of Austin Samuels from Wolves. The forward has put pen to paper on a season-long loan deal, with an option-to-buy clause in the agreement following conclusion of the loan spell.

“A product of the Wolves Youth Academy, the 20-year-old has previously had loan spells at Kidderminster Harriers and Bradford City where he made 14 appearances for the Bantams.

 

“A former England International Youth player with speed and excellent finishing ability, he is a welcome addition to the squad.”

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