Dundee United sign midfielder Rodney Sneijder

Rodney Sneijder at Tannadice
Rodney Sneijder was introduced to fans at Tannadice before Saturday's friendly against Watford

Dundee United have signed Dutch midfielder Rodney Sneijder on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old younger brother of Galatasaray midfielder Wesley joins as a free agent after being released by Almere City in his homeland.

"He has a fabulous pedigree and you can see his talent," said manager Jackie McNamara of the former Ajax youth.

"He will become a fans' favourite at Tannadice and this signing is a real coup for the club."

Sneijder played as a trialist in two matches for the Scottish Premiership side on their pre-season trip to the Netherlands but did not feature in Saturday's 1-0 friendly loss to Watford at Tannadice.

"I enjoyed my time with the squad over in the Netherlands and I know from speaking to the manager where he believes this team can go," he told the club's website.external-link

"This is an excellent opportunity for me to develop and progress as a player.

"This is the right time for me to explore Scottish football and I look forward to meeting my new team mates and the Dundee United fans. I want to help the club achieve success this season."

Former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan star Wesley wished his brother well.

"Congratulations and good luck @rodneysneijder at @dundeeunitedfc #brother #newclub #scottishfootball," he wrote on Twitter.

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