Aberdeen striker Stevie May could be heading back to former club St. Johnstone after all after a report claimed his move to McDiarmid Park is back on.

The Sunday Post claims that, after the deal fell through last week, both sides have returned to the table with a deal set to be concluded “this week.”

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - APRIL 03: Stevie May of Aberdeen warms up prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Motherwell at Pittodrie Stadium on April 3, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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May spent five years with the Saints before heading south to join Sheffield Wednesday in 2014 and could finally return to his hometown club after five years away.

The striker had also been linked with moves to Dundee and St. Mirren but it seems that he’ll be returning to Perth after all.


The 26-year-old had already passed a medical with Tommy Wright’s side before the initial deal collapsed so it could speed up any revived deal to bring him back to McDiarmid Park.

After a woeful start to the season, including yesterday’s 7-0 thumping by Celtic, the return of May could be just what the Saints need to get their season back on track.

PERTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 08: Stevie May of St Johnstone in action during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg match between St Johnstone and FC Minsk at McDiarmid Park stadium on August 8, 2013 in Perth, Scotland.

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If the original deal still stands, May will reportedly sign a three-year contract in Perth, as reported by the Daily Record, and bring his two-year stint in Aberdeen to an end.

Despite arriving in Aberdeen to lots of hype, it just never really happened for May in the Granite City and a return to familiar surroundings could really help him get his career back on track.

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