Former Manchester United forward James Wilson returns to Aberdeen on a two-year deal

James Wilson in action
James Wilson in action

James Wilson has joined Aberdeen on a permanent basis after signing a two-year deal.

The striker, who spent last season on loan at the Dons, was a free agent following his release from Manchester United.

The Dons have beaten off interest from Sunderland and Preston North End to sign the 23-year-old.

Wilson scored the winning goal against Hibernian in the 2-1 victory for the Dons at Easter Road on the final day of last season.

The Englishman is Aberdeen’s seventh signing of the summer.

McInnes said: “I’m delighted to have James back. He is a young player who has had to deal with a lot in a short space of time, but he’s got his whole career ahead of him.

“We feel that he showed glimpses towards the end of last season how effective a player he can be and what a positive impact he can have on the team.

“We want to try and build on that now that he is an Aberdeen player and not a Manchester United player.”