Peterborough sign Dundee midfielder Mark O'Hara
Last Updated: 25/05/18 3:13pm
Peterborough have signed former Scotland U21 international midfielder Mark O'Hara from Dundee.
Both clubs announced they had agreed a compensation package for the 22-year-old, whose contract expires at Dens Park next month, but he commanded a fee because of his age.
The former Kilmarnock player has signed a three-year deal with the Sky Bet League One club, becoming the fourth new arrival at the ABAX stadium this summer.
O'Hara, who can also play at right-back, told Posh's club website: "I felt it was the right time in my career to come down and play in England and am looking forward to it. I have played a lot of games for my age and am ready for the next challenge.
"As soon as I heard Peterborough were interested, it was a simple decision.
"I spoke with the manager and he outlined how ambitious the club was and hopefully I can be part of a promotion push next season.
"That was part of the attraction, I wanted to come to a club that had ambitions of getting to the next level. I can't wait to get started and try and get myself into the team."
O'Hara made 36 appearances for The Dark Blues this season, scoring five goals.
He was reportedly wanted by several English and Scottish clubs, and his new manager Steve Evans had been tracking the young Scot for a number of years.
"He is a young man I have watched since he made his debut at Celtic Park for Kilmarnock and I have kept track of his progress and it is fair to say he has had an outstanding season with Dundee," Evans said.
"In fairness to Dundee, they worked terrifically well with (director of football) Barry Fry to get this deal over the line and although it has cost our chairman a few quid, I am sure it will be worthwhile.
"He is an exciting, full-of-energy, box-to-box central midfield player who can score a goal by arriving in the box with some wonderfully timed runs. He is young and for me has an outstanding future ahead of him."
A Dundee FC statement said: "The clubs have agreed a mutually acceptable undisclosed training compensation package.
"We would like to thank Mark for his efforts while at Dens and wish him all the best for the next stage of his career."