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Marnick Vermijl checks in

2 February 2015

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Manchester United defender Marnick Vermijl for an undisclosed fee.

The Belgian has penned a three and a half year contract at Hillsborough.

Vermijl, 23, is a highly rated prospect who was tipped for regular first team football by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Part of that glowing endorsement came on the back of Vermijl’s versatility - primarily a right back, the youngster is equally adept all the way across the rearguard.

He proved a big influence for the United reserves in 2012 as the Red Devils lifted the title, earning a loan move to Dutch Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen, for whom he played 28 games, chipping in with three goals.

Vermijl has also represented Belgium at every level from Under-17s to Under-21s, earning 43 caps in total and scoring five times.

He will wear shirt number 36 for the Owls.

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