Jamie McGrath 'proud' to play for Aberdeen FC as midfielder opens contract talks

Jamie McGrath wants to extend his stay at Aberdeen
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Jamie McGrath admits he'd love to extend his stay at Aberdeen as he revealed contract talks are underway.

The Republic of Ireland cap has a year to run on his Pittodrie deal, but after scoring 11 goals from midfield, McGrath was one of the Dons' standout performers in 2023/24. After spells at Dundalk, St Mirren, Wigan and Dundee United in recent seasons, the 27-year-old feels he's found a home in the Granite City.

He said: "There have been talks. It's still at an early stage, so we'll see what happens when the new manager comes in. People say you don't realise how big a club Aberdeen is until you're here and they're right. It's a massive club, an amazing club, and I'm proud to play for it."

McGrath's displays will no doubt have caught the attention of incoming boss Jimmy Thelin who will be the fourth manager the Irishman has worked under since arriving last summer.

He added: "I'm looking forward to the new gaffer coming in and seeing a new style of play and different ideas. As a player, you don't love pre-season, but it's going to be exciting coming back and seeing what's going on.

"I don't know too much about the new gaffer but by all accounts he's a top manager. The club did a lot to bring him here and it's exciting to work for someone new. He's going to be new to the league, so will bring in fresh ideas and a different approach to things"

Meanwhile Rangers back-up Robby McCrorie is reportedly a transfer target for Aberdeen this summer as they prepare to say goodbye to Kelle Roos.