Aberdeen kicked off their Europa League campaign with a victory over RoPS Rovaniemi. Their attentions will turn to next week and the second leg, however, a midfielder is still needed. Aberdeen could find that man in Lee Cattermole.
Sunderland midfielder Dylan McGeouch is a reported target according to the Evening Express. Perhaps it is his recently departed Black Cats teammate Cattermole they should go after instead.
The experienced battler would provide experience to the Dons midfield. He also wouldn’t cost anything after his recent departure from the Stadium of Light.
Cattermole would do the dirty work for Aberdeen
Cattermole is not the prettiest footballer to watch. There’s no finesse or prettiness about his game. He’s just a non-nonsense midfielder who like to get stuck in and about other players.
There aren’t many players at this level who do his job better. A strong tackler, Cattermole gives the defence he plays in front of extra confidence, due to his brilliant marshaling of the opposition forward line.
He’s added goals to his game recently too. Last season he netted seven goals. Prior to last term, he had only scored eight throughout his entire career.
A few years ago this deal wouldn’t have been possible. Cattermole was still playing to a high level with the Black Cats in the Premier League. After dropping all the way down to League One though, his stock has now fallen by a considerable amount.
A midfield of Craig Bryson and Lewis Ferguson will be brilliant for the Dons. Having someone who has played 272 Premier League games sitting behind them protecting the defence would give Aberdeen the best midfield in the league outside the top two, no questions asked.
If a deal is achievable, Cattermole should be someone Derek McInnes has his eye on.