Official: PSV signs Maher from AZ

The promising youngster will continue his career with the Eindhoven side and will ink a contract until June 2018 with his new club.
PSV has announced the signing of Netherlands international Adam Maher from AZ for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old will sign a five-year deal with the Eredivisie giant upon the completion of his medical on Monday, with the fee believed to be in the region of 8 million euros.

The Eindhoven side was in the market for a new attacking midfielder due to the expected departure of Ola Toivonen this summer and identified Maher as the ideal candidate to replace him.

"It had been our wish to lure him to PSV for quite some time. I am very pleased with his arrival, because we really wanted him," sporting director Marcel Brands commented on the transfer.

"We have signed yet another talented Dutchman, which suits our philosophy."

Maher came through the ranks of the AZ youth academy and has developed into a key player with the Alkmaar side in the past two seasons, teaming well with U.S. star Jozy Altidore and playing a key part in the American striker having two strong seasons with the club.

He had also caught the attention of clubs such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Ajax, but will continue his career at PSV instead.

Maher becomes PSV's third signing of the summer transfer window after the arrivals of Jeffrey Bruma and Florian Jozefzoon.