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?
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.
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.
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.