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.
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.
“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.
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.