Jack Grimmer has said that he turned down an opportunity to return to the Premiership during the summer.
The right-back, who was previously at Aberdeen, is now at Wycombe in League One after a summer move. It could have been different for the 25-year-old though.
In an interview with the Sunday Post (The Match, page 7, 17/11/19), he has said that there were SPFL offers on the table.
“I’d spoken with a few clubs over the summer, including up the road,” he said.
“I actually came very close to joining a Premiership club, but in the end, it was a personal circumstances thing.
“Nothing had felt quite right, but then I got the call from the manager at Wycombe and as soon as I was in the door, it was exciting.”
Grimmer has made himself an EFL mainstay since Aberdeen departure
Grimmer started his career with Aberdeen. He wrote himself into the Dons’ history books, becoming the club’s youngest ever player after a substitute appearance against Rangers.
He would only make a handful of Aberdeen appearances before Grimmer moved to Fulham. It didn’t work out though, and loan moves to Port Vale and Shrewsbury later, he was on the move again.
His next destination was Coventry City where he enjoyed a pretty decent first season before struggling to make an impact in his second. He’s now with Wycombe, who are top of the League One table.
Grimmer’s move has worked out for him, but a move back to Scotland certainly would’ve been interesting.