In signing Dutchman Yordi Teijsse from Quick Boys, Dundee are following a path more often used by neighbours Dundee United.
But it’s not the first time the Dark Blues have looked to the home of total football for talent.
Back in 1999 manager Jocky Scott fixed up Frank van Eijs, a defender-cum-midfielder whose career included spells with indoor clubs in the Low Countries as well as in the eleven-a-side game.
Now an agent, van Eijs left Dens early in Ivano Bonetti’s time as manager and after chalking up just 15 starts.
While United’s success with the likes of Freddy van der Hoorn and Sieb Dykstra was tempered by more recent failures in the shape of Rodney Sneijder and Mario Bilate, they have maintained their liking for men from Holland.
His name suggests otherwise and he was fixed up from English football, but 19-year-old attacker Justin Johnson was born in The Hague and came through the Sparta Rotterdam youth system.