According to the Portsmouth News, Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven is closing in on a move to League One with Portsmouth.

After initial interest from America, it seems like England will be the out of contract Dons man’s destination. For a player of his ability though, is Pompey really a great move?

Reported interest in him from Pompey. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

I’d argue it’s a step backwards from the level he’s at just now.

Portsmouth isn’t a great move

Like many moves these days, money plays a big role. Portsmouth will be able to offer him a decent wage packet. They are only in League One though and aren’t a massive club. Surely the Dons could lodge a similar deal?

He’s had his injury troubles, but this move seems degrading for Mackay-Steven. A man of his talent on his day is of a higher level than League One in England. If he can prove his fitness, he’ll be a dangerous player in that league.

Brilliant on his day. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A move to Pompey seems like a backwards step. An American move was promising as it would offer the chance to enjoy a new lifestyle with a high wage. A move to Fratton Park is a downgrade.

Aberdeen have probably lost their patience with him. He’s not penned a new Pittodrie deal, and with the season fast approaching, they need to gear up the players they have.

They can’t have players like Mackay-Steven at the club who don’t know if they want to be there.

His future is still up in the air. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

It seems like the ex-Celtic man’s Pittodrie journey is coming to a close. He’s brilliant player on his day, an asset to any team when on song. He could do better than his reported switch to Pompey.

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