Greg Stewart looks set to sign for Aberdeen today after a loan deal from Birmingham was agreed.
The Scottish attacker hasn’t enjoyed the best of spells in the English Championship since making a £500,000 move south on the final day of last year’s summer transfer window.
He played just 22 times for Birmingham as they struggled badly in the league and he was unable to get on the scoresheet.
But there’s still enough reasons for Aberdeen fans to be excited about Stewart signing.
And here’s why we believe he could be an upgrade on anyone the Dons have lost from their squad this summer:
His Dundee Form
Stewart was signed by Paul Hartley back in 2014 after playing impressively for Cowdenbeath and he continued his strong form with the Dens Park club for the next two seasons. In his first campaign, he got 15 goals in 39 games and followed that up with 11 in 42 in his second – despite suffering a number of injuries during those two seasons. Before he actually got the move to Birmingham last season, he’d hit six in three Betfred Cup games and you’d have fancied him to have his best season yet if he’d stayed at Dundee.
Goals Like This
And Assists Like These
At just 27, Aberdeen could potentially get the best years of Stewart’s career at Pittodrie. Sure, this deal is only a season-long loan, but often those turn into permanent moves. A year in England, no matter how unsuccessful, should make Stewart a better player and the Dons can benefit greatly from that.
Derek McInnes will have the option to play Stewart on either flank, right through the middle or just off the frontman if he wants – that’s how versatile the attacker is. And with Jonny Hayes, Niall McGinn and Peter Pawlett all having left the club, that’s just what Aberdeen need.