Connor Barron Rangers transfer set for tribunal as Aberdeen ready to play hardball

Aberdeen supremo Alan Burrows
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Aberdeen have told Rangers they are ready to take Rangers to a tribunal if they fail to agree a fee for Connor Barron.

Barron, 21, put pen to paper on a deal at Ibrox last week after leaving Pittodrie following the expiry of his contract. The Dons would have been guaranteed a cross-border fee of around £525,000 had the midfielder joined a club outside of Scotland. But Rangers must now thrash out a training compensation fee for the Aberdeen academy graduate - or risk going to a tribunal.

Reds chief executive Alan Burrows confirmed an agreement has yet to be reached between both clubs and says the Granite City side are willing to go all the way in order to get the best value for their former player.

Speaking today, Burrows said: "What happens in these situations is that both clubs are effectively mandated to find a solution before the SPFL steps in and sets the value. Both clubs have to make counter proposals to each other and if they can't agree in a middle point, it then goes to the SPFL.

"That's the part in the process that's going on at the minute. If that can't be agreed and there isn’t agreement between the two clubs then we are fully prepared to go to a tribunal. It is our job to make sure we get the best value for any player that leaves and we will try and do that with Connor Barron.

"Ideally, in all walks of life, we would like to avoid situations where you have to go to tribunals but if we have to we will. From that point of view we've had experience with these tribunals before. Lewis Ferguson arrived from Hamilton Accies via an SPFL tribunal so we've got good experience in this situation and we have to utilise that again, we'll do that."