Like uncle, like nephew.
Brighton have signed Dutch striker Roland Bergkamp – nephew of Arsenal legend Dennis – on a two-year deal.
The Seagulls will pay compensation to Eredivisie side Excelsior for the 20-year-old whose move is subject to gaining international clearance.
Boss Gus Poyet told the club website: “He is a totally different player to Dennis and we don’t want people to compare him.”
The youngster scored five goals in 28 games for Excelsior last season.
Poyet added: “We just want people to take him as a young and promising talent.
“The new scouting system has recognised him as a young player with a lot of potential who will fit in well to English football, and we hope that he will adapt as quickly as possible to make sure he becomes a top-class player.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is quite a coup, not just because Roland has a famous uncle, but because the striker is a Dutch Under 21 international who has a great deal of potential. The 20 year old has two years of Eredivisie experience from his time at Excelsior and will help give Gus Poyet further attacking options as he looks to cement the club’s place in the Championship this term.
Just think how many shirts with Bergkamp on the back they will sell!
Brighton fans will hope that Roland can scores goals like this one from Dennis.