Published: 15th January 2019
New signing Ian Harkes revealed his Dundee-born grandad had every right to be emotional when he heard his grandson was signing for United.
Ian's grandad James was born in Fleming Gardens North - a goal-kick from Tannadice Park - and supported The Terrors as a youngster before heading to the United States to make a life for the Harkes family.
Ian said, "When I knew I was coming over I asked him if he was Dundee or Dundee United and he told he was a Tangerine!
"He was very excited at the news, and he couldn't speak due to celebrating. He's been in New Jersey since 25-year-old, but he was the one that told me about the history and tradition of the Club.
"He told me to enjoy the experience, the city and every moment of my time here at Tannadice and I intend to."