Aberdeen want to turn James Wilson’s loan deal into a permanent one, according to a report.
The Daily Record have revealed that the Dons hope to sign the Manchester United man at the end of the season.
Wilson’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season.
Need to take wage cut
The report claims that the player would be interested in making his move a permanent one, but that he would have to take a big wage cut.
In his season with the Dons, Wilson has played 33 games and scored four goals. That is a decent record, but perhaps Aberdeen might have expected a bit more from the player.
However, the Dons must think that Wilson is worth keeping, which is why they reportedly want to sign him.
A sign that the Dons want to compete
Should they keep Wilson, it will be another sign that the Dons aim to compete next season. The duo of Shay Logan and Joe Lewis recently signed new deals, to show that they are committed to Derek McInnes’ side.
Should Wilson sign, it would show that he believes that the Dons are going places under McInnes.
However, it will all come down to money. The Dons should know soon enough if they can afford to keep the player at Pittodrie. It will be a boost for next season if they manage to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.