Rangers ace Ross McCrorie to undergo medical ahead of Aberdeen transfer
Aberdeen are set to beat Hibernian to land Ross McCrorie from Rangers. The Dons have agreed a loan with a set six figure fee to buy the versatile defender or midfielder. Hibs had made two offers but their rivals stepped in to agree an immediate fee with the Ibrox outfit.
McCrorie is expected at Cormack Park this morning for his medical. The 22-year-old has been on Derek McInnes’s radar for several weeks.
McInnes’s hands have been tied because of the COVID-19 situation and their staff and playing squad have all agreed to take cuts.
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The problem for the Dons is that McInnes needs to add to his squad with eight players facing bans over the Coronavirus lockdown breaches while Andrew Considine in suspended and Curtis Main is also injured.
McCrorie is seen as a future Scotland international, who can play right-back, central defence and midfield and will give the Dons squad real options.
The staggered transfer fee means that any fee will come out of next season’s budget and will also allow the Dons to pick up a promising young Scot in the meantime.
Aberdeen have signed Jonny Hayes this summer but he has agreed to defer his wages, while Tommie Hoban has also been signed on a short-term deal to provide defensive cover.
Gerrard, speaking after the draw with Livingston, said: “Ross is close. He has a couple of options on the table. “Again, we are waiting for a decision really.”
Swiss side St Gallen also made a move but weren’t willing to commit to a deal beyond a loan, while Hibs are set to be left disappointed after haggling over a deal with Rangers for several days.
Aberdeen also pipped the Easter Road outfit to the signing of midfielder Funso Ojo last season.
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