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Robin Polley: Defender joins Heracles Almelo from ADO Den Haag

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The right-back has cut ties with The Hague and decided to continue his career at Heraclieden

The Ghanaian U23 defender Robin Polley has left the Dutch relegated ADO Den Haag for Heracles Almelo, as the Eredivisie team announced.

According to a statement on Heraclieden’s official website, the 22-year-old’s services were secured in a three-year contract with an option to extend for an additional year.

It offers him the opportunity to play in the elite league following ADO’s relegation from the top division at the end of last season.

“Robin Polley is moving from ADO Den Haag to Heracles Almelo,” announced Heracles.

“The 22-year-old native of Rotterdam is signing a three-year contract with Heracles Almelo, which includes an option for another season.”

Last season, Polley spent his loan at the lower division club Dordrecht, where he played 16 league games with 15 appearances.

It was his second term in the Eerste Division after joining the club for a half-season for the 2019-20 season.

“When I came here, I had a good conversation with [club manager] Frank [Wormuth] and [technical director] Tim [Gilissen]. I have a plan that makes me feel good, ”Polley noted.

“I liked the way they work and play.

“In addition, I have great ambitions for myself to play Eredivisie games here structurally at some point.”

Polley made his professional debut two years ago when he played for ADO Den in a 3-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.

Although he’s mostly a right-back, his versatility has occasionally put him in a more offensive position on the right.

“Robin fits our style of play and our vision,” said Gilissen.

“We got it with a view to the future.

“We believe that he has interesting conditions to grow with us and take the next step in his career.”

Still making his senior national team debut in Ghana, Polley will try to make the most of his time with Heracles to convince Black Stars boss CK Akonnor to first call up.

The full-back, who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands as the son of former Ghanaian striker Prince Opoku Polley, is qualified to represent both nations on an international level.

In 2019 he swore allegiance to Ghana and joined the team at the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, where he represented his parents’ country for the first time.


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