Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hopes James Wilson can have the same impact as James Maddison had in his loan move to Pittodrie.
McInnes secured the season-long loan signing of Manchester United striker Wilson yesterday and is aware of the platform coming to the club can give loan players.
Maddison, Danny Ward and Michael Hector have all got big moves after impressing in loan spells at Aberdeen and with Wilson in the last year of his United contract, the chance is there for him to do the same.
McInnes said: “That’s part of the pitch. You make a presentation to the clubs in the loan market. We’d love to buy a player like James but we can’t, much like we couldn’t buy Michael Hector, Danny Ward or James Maddison. Loans are a vital part of bridging that gap.
“With James, we would love him to be our next James Maddison. We’ve helped him and Norwich, to give him the platform and the confidence when they go back to get back in their team. We’re hoping James can be another story and everyone is committed to making this the best loan possible, for him and us.
“If he can play regular football here I’m sure that potential will be fulfilled, whether that’s going back to Manchester United or other options elsewhere.”