The forward was on loan at Pittodrie from the Red Devils last season. He looked like a fish out of water at times playing up top, but showed promise towards the latter stages of the campaign.
Some Aberdeen fans seem pleased with this bit of business.
— Craig Moir (@CraigDons32) July 3, 2019
— Scott fraser (@scottfraser48) July 3, 2019
Brilliant bit of business. Well done AFC 👏🏼🔴⚪️
— Stacey ✨🏴 (@StaceyT29) July 3, 2019
Superb news …
— John Kinloch (@JayKay1903) July 3, 2019
Goal machine 😂
— Craig Buchan (@Bogie1875) July 3, 2019
Absolutely superb!!!! Many congrats to the club in getting this deal done. Great bit of business!! Welcome back JW!!!!!! 🐑
— Neil MacLeod (@NeilMac1903) July 3, 2019
Fair play to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes for not giving up on Wilson
This was taking an absolute age. It certainly seemed like Wilson was holding out for a better offer down south, but fair play to him for picking the Dons as his next permanent club.
He no doubt would have had offers elsewhere, with much more money perhaps. Wilson clearly values his playing time and Aberdeen will give him plenty of it.
Kudos to McInnes for sticking this one out too. It was no secret that Wilson was one of his top targets. He’d have been well within his rights to pull the plug on this weeks ago, with the competitive calendar set to kick off in the not very distant future.
McInnes clearly believes in Wilson but he has to play him properly. Last term he had some of his more energetic performances from the wing. Perhaps this is where the Dons boss should opt to play the departed Red Devil this term.
This is a positive outcome for player, manager and club. Everyone is a winner out of this deal, now all Wilson has to do is kick on and get more minutes to realise his undoubted potential.