Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed that he’s still working to bring former Manchester United striker James Wilson to Pittodrie – but admitted that there’s “nothing imminent” as the clock ticks down until the new season.

The Dons start their Europa League campaign in less than three weeks and McInnes admits the striker has “things to consider” after leaving Old Trafford as a free agent.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: James Wilson of Manchester United celebrates scoring their third goal during the FA Cup Fourth round replay match between Manchester United and Cambridge United at Old Trafford on February 3, 2015 in Manchester, England.

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McInnes has added new faces to his squad but could still do with one or two more before the season gets underway, with the Dons boss keeping “dialogue open” with Wilson.

“He is a player, while I would have liked to have worked for him longer, who has things to consider,” McInnes told the Press and Journal.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Scott Wright, Stevie May and James Wilson of Aberdeen walk on the pitch prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“He has been on holiday and there is nothing imminent on that. We will keep dialogue open as we have done with Gary Mackay-Steven.”

 

Wilson had a decent enough season at Pittodrie during his spell on loan, although it would be a no brainer for the Dons to sign him now he’s available.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Derek McInnes the manager of Aberdeen during the Scottish Cup semi-final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 14, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hopefully, last season will help convince the striker that his future lies in Aberdeen and he can continue to build on the impressive start he made in Scottish football.

With the Dons against the clock to get signings in, Wilson will need to make a decision sooner rather than later over what he wants to do or McInnes will have no choice but to move on.

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