Luton target summer swoop for Scotland international

Aberdeen captain and Scotland international Graeme Shinnie is a summer transfer target for League One leaders Luton Town.

A report in the Daily Express suggests Shinnie, who is currently away with the Scotland squad in Kazakhstan, has already been discussed at length by Luton chief recruitment officer Mick Harford, who is in caretaker charge until the end of the season.

The twenty-seven year old is out of contract in the summer and has so far refused to sign a contract offer on the table from Aberdeen while he explores other options.

Shinnie already has links with the ambitious Hatters, his older brother Andrew having played thirty-four league games this campaign as Luton have risen to the top of the League One table.

If Mick Harford’s men do get promoted, they will be able to offer much better terms than anything he could earn at Pittodrie.

According to the Express, the Hatters are yet to make a formal offer, but Shinnie is aware of their interest.

It also reports that Shinnie, his agent and Aberdeen have dismissed reports that Rangers are interested in the midfielder, who has won five caps for Scotland.


Our View

Luton Town have received the go-ahead for a new 17,500 seater stadium and the fact they are reportedly now in with a serious chance of signing a highly rated Scottish international illustrates the progress and ambition of the club.

At twenty-seven, Shinnie knows its probably his last chance at a big money move south of the border, and the prospect of Championship football will be attractive.

If he turns out to be half as successful as his older brother Andrew, the Kenilworth Road faithful will be delighted.

 

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