He joins the Canaries on a long-term deal. Mair will initially join up with the club’s U23 side.
It’ll not haunt them in the short-term, but in years from now, Aberdeen may look back on this with regret. The Canaries look to have robbed them of a great young talent.
Norwich have captured Mair before he reaches the top
There’s something special about this young keeper. Mair will probably be disappointed that he didn’t get much of a crack at first-team football, given how highly rated he was at Aberdeen.
Excellent shot stopping and brilliant with his feet, Mair has all the attributes of great modern day goalkeeper. Senior chances in the goalkeeper position at Pittodrie don’t seem to be forthcoming though.
Number one Joe Lewis is on a long-term deal. Tomas Cerny is an experienced backup. Given that Danny Rogers and David Craddock are both still contracted to the Dons too, a senior opportunity in the next few years would be unlikely.
That, factored in with the lure of potential Premier League football, will have made Mair’s mind up. He’ll probably be on a decent wage as well now.
Mair is destined for big things. Good performances for Norwich’s U23 side, perhaps even a loan out to a senior side, will see him fulfill his undoubted potential. Mair will have a long career in the game.
A while back Aberdeen let a keeper named Scott Bain go. Now he’s Celtic’s number one and pushing to be Scotland’s main keeper too. The Dons will hope Mair goes on to great things, but at the same time, they’ll hope they aren’t made to regret his departure.