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Declan Gallagher officially became an Aberdeen player today as he got down to work on the training ground.

The Scotland international has signed a pre-contract with Motherwell’s Stephen Glass side and competed in Euro 2020 with the national team.

Declan Gallagher officially became an Aberdeen player

But he was back at the Dons training base today as he met his new teammates.

Gallagher has opened up to Red TV over his decision to join Aberdeen

He said: “I am delighted to be here.

“It took a while for me to be announced as an Aberdeen player, although I signed a pre-contact before the end of the season. It has been a long time ! But just delighted to be here now and to meet all the boys, the manager and all the staff.

“I didn’t have too much free time but that’s how I like it. I had a week to spend time with the family but couldn’t wait to leave. I was training for a month with Scotland so my fitness is still there and I wanted to continue and get off on the right foot with Aberdeen.

“I chose Aberdeen because it’s a huge club. I think this is a club that is going in the right direction after talking to the manager and hearing his thoughts and ideas and the way he wants to play the game here.

“It was something that really appealed to me. He managed to attract Scott Brown, one of the biggest names in Scottish football. For me, the club’s stature is another step in the right direction for my career.

“I feel like defenders don’t thrive until my 30s and I feel like I’m at the top of my game. I was capped older than most, but it shows that every year I get better and better with age. “