26-year-old attacker Ryan Hedges has been offered a new deal by Aberdeen after the Scottish Premiership club rejected a six-figure bid for the Middlesbrough target (DR).

A £500k offer was submitted by an unnamed English Championship club for Hedges’ services this week. Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough – both teams in that league – have been strongly linked with the Welshman in recent weeks. Aberdeen have said no.

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Middlesbrough want Hedges. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The Pittodrie club have now offered Hedges a lucrative new deal to make him one of the top earners at Aberdeen. Hedges is out-of-contract next summer, having arrived in the north-east two years ago.

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has already expressed his desire to extend Hedges’ contract beyond the summer of 2022.

Glass’ side face Breidablik of Iceland in the return leg of their Europa Conference League third round qualifier this Thursday. Aberdeen hold a 3-2 advantage from the first leg abroad, having been 2-0 up in the early stages of the tie.

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