Owls go Dutch as defender completes deal

Wednesday have completed the signing of young defender Joost van Aken from Dutch side Heerenveen.

Van Aken, 23, joins us for an estimated £4m on a four-year contract and will wear shirt number four.

Carlos Carvalhal made no secret of the fact that he wanted to strengthen the centre of our defence. Frederico Vernancio has already joined on a season-long loan and, with Glenn Loovens still struggling with a hip injury picked up in training, van Aken now brings further competition for places at the back.

He has made 90 appearances for the Dutch side and follows in the footsteps of another Heerenveen player to join Wednesday … one Gerald Sibon!

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