Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has claimed that manager Derek McInnes will be backed by the club in the summer transfer window.
There has been a worry that the building of Aberdeen’s new training academy will take away from the manager’s transfer funds. However, Milne insists this is not the case.
“The number one priority”
“The number one priority at this club is success on the park” he said, as reported by the Evening Express.
“Our number one desire is to invest as much as we possibly can in the football operation as that is the driving force.”
That will be a relief for McInnes and the Aberdeen support. He has to rebuild Aberdeen in the close season. He will need a decent amount of money to do that.
Money must be used to replace key men
Will the money be enough to replace the likes of Graeme Shinnie and possibly Max Lowe and Gary Mackay-Steven? It’s too early to say.
There also has to be a question as to the number of players that McInnes will bring in to the club. That will of course depend on the money he is given by the Aberdeen board.
In terms of keeping players, Joe Lewis recently signed a long-term deal with the club, which is a good start. Now would be the time for the Dons to make more additions to the squad.