Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is keeping his cards close to his chest about the possibility of bringing former Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven back to the club.

Mackay-Steven left Aberdeen to join MLS side New York City. However, he is set to be a free agent in January, as his contract is not going to be renewed.

Didn’t want player to depart

The Aberdeen boss admitted that he didn’t want the 30-year-old to leave the club in the first place. However, he also stated that signing a winger isn’t going to be Aberdeen’s top priority in January. Also, the Dons must get rid of a few players first before they make any signings.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“For us, anything we can or can’t do will be dependent on us being able to move one or two players on” he said.

“We’ve got one or two positions prioritised and players within that. But we would always be open to bringing good players to the club. Gary’s exactly that” McInnes said.

“His numbers were good”

“We didn’t want to lose him in the first place. His numbers were good with us. There are other positions we maybe need to try and focus on more to be honest” he concluded.

Gary Mackay-Steven in action for New York City FC (Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

As the player is going to be available on a free transfer soon, you imagine that any interested clubs will quickly declare their interest. Only time will tell if Aberdeen will be amongst those clubs.

Should the player return to Pittodrie, he would be a more than useful addition to Aberdeen’s bid to challenge for second place in the Premiership table.

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