According to the Scottish Sun, Aberdeen club captain Graeme Shinnie could be leaving the Dons to join Wigan Athletic at the end of the season.

Shinnie’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he’s able to talk to interested parties in January. One of whom is Paul Cook’s Latics. Derek McInnes has reiterated his desire time and time again to keep the Scotland international at Pittodrie.

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The Championship side are said to be in “pole position” to sign the 27-year-old. However, he has also attracted interest from Brentford and Hull City.

Aberdeen-born Shinnie joined the club after a spell with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Whilst in the Granite City, he’s been a vital component. He’s been part of the side that’s finished league runners-up in the past three seasons. The Dons have also finished runners-up in both the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup twice during Shinnie’s time at the club.

It was Aberdeen that gave him the chance to play in a central midfield position. Their skipper is also a comfortable and accomplished left-back, having played there for the duration of his Inverness career.

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With Gary Mackay-Steven also being linked to a move to New York City FC, the Dons may lose two of their most valuable assets, both on free transfers. Only time will tell if they part company with both key figures.

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