Leighton Clarkson completes transfer from Liverpool to Aberdeen

The young midfielder has returned to Pittodrie after a successful loan spell.

Leighton Clarkson agrees transfer from Liverpool to Aberdeen SNS Group

Leighton Clarkson has signed for Aberdeen from Liverpool after he impressed on loan last season.

Clarkson has signed a four-year deal after the Dons agreed an undisclosed fee with the Premier League giants.

The 21-year-old midfielder played 38 games for the Dons last season as they overcame a poor start to the season to secure third place in the Premiership and guarantee group stage football in Europe.

He was named as the club’s Young Player of the Year and scored six goals, making nine assists, in all competitions.

That put him firmly in manager Barry Robson’s plans and the club have now moved to make him their latest recruit.

“There is no doubt Leighton had a positive impact during his time with us last season and its hugely encouraging that he has now chosen this club as his home, and the best place for his continued development,” Dons boss Barry Robson said.

“He is a brilliant prospect and exactly the type of player we want here at the club. He’s young, hungry, and technically very good.

“He was much admired for the creativity he brought on the pitch and showed a real affinity with the supporters during his time at Pittodrie last season.

“We are shaping the squad up for playing both in Europe and domestically and will be looking to announce more new faces in the very near future.”

Clarkson came through Liverpool’s youth academy and made his debut in a 5-0 EFL Cup win over Aston Villa in 2019.

He went on to make two more appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, playing in the FA Cup and also starting a Champions League game away at Midtjylland.

A loan spell at Blackburn Rovers followed and Clarkson then moved to Aberdeen on loan in August 2022.

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