It will be interesting to see what Aberdeen do in the January transfer window. Derek McInnes’ side are currently locked in a tight battle with Hibernian for third place in the Premiership. They may also harbour hopes of catching Celtic, but for now third place looks to be the main goal.
To win the race for third, that means keeping hold of their most important players. One of those players is 21-year-old winger Connor McLennan.
Been a first-team regular this season
McLennan has made 12 appearances for the Dons this season. He has been a first-team regular. That was only interrupted this season when he had to quarantine for two weeks after he was involved in the Covid-19 outbreak which affected the Scotland under-21 squad.
Now he is back in the side, but his contract expires at the end of the season. Derek McInnes would surely be not be happy to lose a player in January who could be a key man for the Dons for years. However, Aberdeen would likely have to consider selling the player if no deal is agreed.
Therefore, a new contract for McLennan should be the first item on Aberdeen’s agenda for 2021. A new deal could keep the player at the club for years. It would also show that Aberdeen is one of the places to be for young Scottish talent.
Manager will want situation quickly resolved
McInnes will want a deal sorted out as soon as possible to make sure that the player can’t start talking to other teams. That opens up the possibility of the player leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Only time will tell if a deal can be agreed. However, Aberdeen will badly want to keep the player at the club. He could play a key role at Pittodrie for many years to come.