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Vermijl Makes Permanent Switch To PNE

31 August 2016

Preston North End have completed the permanent signing of Marnick Vermijl from Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee.

The defender spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Deepdale, and has put pen to paper on a three-year-deal on deadline day. 

Vermijl made over 30 appearances for North End last season while on loan from the Owls, scoring twice from defence. 

The 24-year-old will take up the No.2 shirt at Deepdale once again, and was delighted to make the move a permanent one. 

"It took some time to get it sorted but in the end we got there. I'm happy to sign three-years here, I had a great time last season so now that I know the club, I know how it works and I know everyone at the club, it will make it a lot easier.

"If I look at how I enjoyed last season, I can only say good things about it so I’m really happy that I’m back here, so let’s start playing!"

Manager Simon Grayson was delighted to bring the defender in full-time after a successful loan spell last season. 

Speaking of his latest addition, the gaffer said: "Marnick is a player we enjoyed working with, he is still young and his is hungry and versatile and we know what we have got with him and we will work with him and develop him."

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