Aberdeen have continued their summer squad revamp with the addition of Republic of Ireland international Jamie McGrath.
The midfielder was a free agent after leaving Wigan Athletic in the summer and has signed a two-year contract with the Dons, becoming Barry Robson’s tenth signing.
Assuming international clearance is received, McGrath will go straight into the Aberdeen squad for Thursday’s Europa League play-off against Hacken in Sweden.
Robson said he was pleased to add an attacking player who knows the Premiership well from spells at St Mirren and Dundee United.
Jamie is an international player who brings with him good experience of the league”, said manager Barry Robson.
“His creativity, quality of passing and goal contributions will add another dimension to our midfield, and he has the right mentality to fit into our squad.
“We look forward to working with Jamie and giving him the platform to showcase the ability he has.”
McGrath came through at St Patrick’s and then caught the eye as a developing talent at Dundalk.
That prompted St Mirren to sign the player in January 2020 and he was a valuable asset for the Paisley side, scoring 20 times in 78 games for the Buddies and earning the first of his eight international caps.
Wigan then moved to sign him and he initially enjoyed his time at the DW as he helped win promotion to the Championship but he then fell out of the first team picture and spent last season on loan at Dundee United before negotiating his exit from the Latics.
The 26-year-old is now hoping to help Aberdeen as they look to progress domestically and in Europe.
“I’m really delighted to get the deal done and I’m excited about the season ahead,” he said.
“The size of the club sells itself and the way the manager wants to play suits me so hopefully I can add something to the team.
“It’s a really exciting challenge and I want to be part of something special here.”