The Championship trio of Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, and Sunderland are battling it out for the signature of Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean, according to The Sun.
The 25-year-old moved to Pittodrie back in 2015 after six years at fellow Scottish outfit St Mirren, and has since gone from strength to strength with the Dons, so much so that he earned his first cap for Scotland back in March 2016 against the Czech Republic.
The midfielder has scored 12 goals and laid on 14 assists in 111 appearances for Derek McInnes’ side since making his debut back in February 2015, with five of those goals and five of those assists coming last term as the Dons secured a second successive runner-up spot in the Scottish Premiership.
And his fine form north of the border has attracted much interest from those south of it, as Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham, Ian Holloway’s QPR, and Simon Grayson’s Sunderland are all reportedly interested in the 25-year-old’s services.
Redknapp’s Blues only just avoided relegation last season and will be in need of reinforcements to climb up the Championship table next term, while Rangers finished just a place above the Midlands outfit, and thus also need to bolster their ranks over the summer to improve next season.
And new Black Cats chief Grayson, who was appointed as David Moyes’ successor last week, will also be on the lookout for talent as he seeks to take the North East giants back to the top-flight at the first time of asking.
It has been reported that McLean will set the aforementioned sides back around £750,000, yet given his final third efforts for Aberdeen in the last few years, it could turn out to be a very shrewd move indeed if any of the three teams are able to get a deal done for the midfielder this summer.
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