He’s been linked with a whole host of teams this summer, but it looks as if Stevie May will finally leave Aberdeen after a drawn out saga.
The Scottish Sun reported recently that Dundee and Dundee United were interested in him, whilst St Johnstone and St Mirren were also sniffing around.
After the Daily Record linked him to Kilmarnock, it now looks like it’s Tommy Wright’s Saints who have won the race for the striker.
May is reportedly ready to tear up his Pittodrie contract in order to seal a move back to Perth according to the Scottish Sun.
Aberdeen reportedly wanted a loan deal according to the report, but May thought otherwise. Now St Johnstone have cobbled together a package to bring him back to McDiarmid Park.
May needs a good spell after poor Aberdeen stint
Overall it can’t be said May has had a very good spell with Derek McInnes’ side. He’s scored eight goals in 75 matches, a poor record for a striker.
He played well as a front two with Sam Cosgrove for a brief spell last season, but he’s been unable to fully implement himself in the Red Army’s starting XI.
May’s in need of a switch and a permanent one isn’t the worst thing. It’ll give him the chance to start anew at a fresh club and hopefully get back on the scoring trail.
St Johnstone makes sense too. It’s his hometown team and where he has enjoyed the most fruitful spell of his career. May scored 32 with 10 assists in his first 81 appearance spell in Perth. It earned him a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
He’ll be hoping that a return to his old stomping ground revitalizes his career.