According to the Daily Record, Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is looking to offload Stephen Gleeson this summer.

The midfielder hasn’t really got going at Pittodrie, making just 19 appearances last term.

Gleeson is reportedly heading for the Aberdeen exit door. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Now it seems as though McInnes wants to shift the Irishman before the window shuts in a couple of weeks time.

That might be the best outcome for everyone.

It’s not happening for Gleeson at Aberdeen

He has yet to make an appearance in a matchday squad for the Dons this campaign. Last season, according to Transfermarkt, the Irishman played 783 minutes of football, or just seven matches with an additional 63 minutes.

Didn’t feature much last term. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In those performances he never looked spectacular. He always looked a bit off the pace and struggled to keep up with play. He did have the ability to make some decent passes though.

Now that the likes of Funso Ojo and Craig Bryson have been brought in, one can only assume that Gleeson will see his minutes restricted further this season.

For all parties it would be best if his deal ended this summer. Gleeson is contracted to Aberdeen until 2020, but what’s the point in him staying?

Why should he hang about? (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Aberdeen are giving a wage to someone they don’t need, and at the age of 31, the Irishman won’t want to sit on the sidelines. After a frustrating term last season especially, Gleeson will be eager to play.

That won’t happen at Aberdeen and the Dons will want his wages to fund other endeavours. Both parties should work together to bring Gleeson’s Dons spell to a peaceful end.

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