Ross County have confirmed the signing of Alexander Robertson on loan from Manchester City.
Robertson becomes the Staggies’ fourth new signing of the transfer window in a summer they have had to rebuild the squad from their bare bones, signing until the end of the season.
Manager Malky Mackay only had 13 senior players available for the preseason friendly in Elgin City, and while Jake Vokins was not on that squad, they will lose Harry Paton to the Gold Cup with Canada over the next two weeks.
Although he has never played in Scotland, Robertson, 18, has ties to the country as his father is former Dundee and St Johnstone midfielder Mark.
Young Robertson started his career in Australia with Hokoah Sydney East, where he impressed the scouts enough to land a contract at Manchester United.
After two years, he moved to the blue half of Manchester, where he made a name for himself as an energetic box-to-box option in the middle of the park – and goal threat – on the verge of clinching a Premier. minister. Ligue 2 winners’ medal.
Robertson spent time training with Manchester City’s first team and also played international football at youth level – for Australia’s Under-15s, then Under-17s, Under-18s and England’s Under-19s, although he could still play for Scotland as he is eligible for it as well as Peru.
At the end of 2020, Robertson was also named in The Guardian’s “Next Generation 2020”, which is a list of the top 60 young talents in world football.
“We are delighted to have signed Alexander, someone I have personally followed for almost four years,” said Malky Mackay.
“He’s scored goals for every team he’s played with, and the variety of goals he scores, both on both feet and on set pieces, has really caught the eye. he energy, hard work and tenacity to our midfield group, along with a young drive and elite mentality.
“There were a number of clubs interested in Alexander because he is a really promising young talent and I am happy that we can play our part in this stage of his development and will be really looking forward to impressing our supporters and we are really delighted to work with him.
“We would like to thank Manchester City for allowing us to be a part of Alexander’s development, we look forward to showing his talents in the SPL.”