Myles Anderson has agreed a deal to sign for Blackburn Rovers on a free transfer on July 1.
Anderson, 20, started his career at Leyton Orient. He signed for Aberdeen in January after playing in a pre-season friendly for Rovers’ first team last year.
Rovers boss Steve Kean told the Lancashire Telegraph said: “We feel that Myles Anderson is a player with great potential as a late developer.
"We think he has a lot of potential but there was the opportunity for him to go Scotland in January and we and he felt that would be a good experience for him.
"He could become something of a Chris Smalling who came through late in football and Myles has done the same because of his schooling.
"There was interest in him from a couple of Spanish clubs but he is our player and will be at our club full time in July."