Norwich City are closing in on the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean, according to reports in The Eastern Daily Press.
The 26-year-old joined the Dons from St Mirren in 2015, and had made over a hundred league appearances for the SPFL side, emerging as one of the most consistent players in the division at Pittodrie.
Norwich are struggling in the second tier, and Saturday’s home defeat to Sheffield United leaves the Canaries languishing in mid-table. However with eighteen games remaining, boss Daniel Farke will retain faith that his side can launch a late playoff charge, with the sixth-placed Blades just nine points ahead of the East Anglian side.
McLean had also been linked with a move to Rangers, but appears to have chosen a switch to England over the Glasgow-based side, with the Eastern Daily Press reporting that the player will join the Canaries on a three and a half-year deal, but will return to Aberdeen on a loan deal until the end of the season.
McLean is a good player who will certainly improve Norwich, but the fact that Farke is willing to allow the player to return to Pittodrie until the end of the season when he has the ability to make a difference in the Championship this season seems a strange decision.
A playoff push is unlikely for Farke’s inconsistent side, but fans will be keen to see their side push for a place in the top six despite what has been a poor season.
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