Wigan sign Fraser Fyvie

  • Last Updated: July 16 2012, 18:59 BST

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has made his first signing of the summer with the acquisition of Aberdeen midfielder Fraser Fyvie for an undisclosed fee.

Fyvie: Heading for Wigan

The highly-rated 19-year-old, who made his Dons debut at the age of 16, joins on a three-year deal.

Martinez told Wigan's official website: "I'm excited because we are 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 such a big step forward in his career here at Wigan Athletic."

Fyvie is the youngest player to play for Aberdeen, as well as being the Pittodrie club's youngest goalscorer.

A serious knee injury saw him miss the majority of the 2010-11 campaign but he was back to his best last term.

After he refused a new deal towards the end of last season, Dons boss Craig Brown has opted to cash in on Fyvie before the youngster's contract expires halfway through the upcoming campaign.

Martinez has not been afraid to raid the Scottish Premier League for upcoming talents, having previously signed James McCarthy and James McArthur from Hamilton in 2010.

And he is confident Scotland Under-19 cap Fyvie will flourish after opting to move to DW Stadium despite reported interest from Fulham.

Martinez said: "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."

Fyvie is the youngest player to play for Aberdeen, as well as being the Pittodrie club's youngest goalscorer.

A serious knee injury saw him miss the majority of the 2010-11 campaign but he was back to his best last term.

After he refused a new deal towards the end of last season, Dons boss Craig Brown has opted to cash in on Fyvie before the youngster's contract expires halfway through the upcoming campaign.

Martinez has not been afraid to raid the Scottish Premier League for upcoming talents, having previously signed James McCarthy and James McArthur from Hamilton in 2010.

And he is confident Scotland Under-19 cap Fyvie will flourish after opting to move to DW Stadium despite reported interest from Fulham.

Martinez said: "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."