Arnhem, Netherlands – Vitesse confirmed on Wednesday that the club has reached an agreement to sign striker Mike Havenaar from Japanese side Ventforet Kofu in January.
The 24-year-old will join Vitesse on January 3 after signing a contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2014.
"It is a great feeling to know I will be a Vitesse player," Havenaar told the club's website. "I have had a much-needed holiday after an intense year in which a lot happened, and now I am looking forward to starting at Vitesse. The ambition of the club appeals to me and I hope to meet expectations."
Havenaar helped Ventforet Kofu earn promotion to the J-League by scoring 20 goals in the second division before he tallied 17 last season to finish second on the scoring chart.