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Revs sign Dutch defender Alexander Büttner

Former Man U defender finds new home in New England

Dutch Eredivisie”Vitesse v PEC Zwolle”

The New England Revolution started November on a strong note as the club officially announced that they had signed 30-year-old Dutch defender Alexander Büttner.

Büttner has spent his previous 12 seasons with notable clubs such as Vitesse, Manchester United, Dynamo Moscow, and Anderlecht. Over those 12 seasons, Büttner has scored a total of 20 goals and 37 assists and won the EPL title with Manchester Utd in 2012-13 and the KNVB Cup with Vitesse in 2016-17. He has also featured in the UEFA Champions and Europa League, logging over 2,000 minutes in 28 combined appearances in continental play.

With the addition of Büttner, the Revolution will now have a solid defender who can also flash some offensive skill on occasion.

When talking about his newest signee, sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said “Alexander brings experience at the game’s most competitive levels, and his skill and pedigree will make him an important asset for the club on and off the field,”.

It’s uncertain on how much Alexander Büttner was signed for, but we do know that he was signed using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

Now that the rumors have been confirmed regarding Büttner’s status, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the Revolution’s offseason will unfold. Arena also hinted at signing additional players before the start of preseason to have a full roster for the entire training camp period.