Luton reportedly eyeing excellent deal for Graeme Shinnie

Luton Town are lining up a possible move for Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie in the summer, according to the Daily Express.

Shinnie will become a free agent at the end of the season and has also been linked with a potential move to SPL rivals Rangers.

What’s the word?

Shinnie has been at Aberdeen since 2015, making 182 appearances for the club.

He currently captains the Dons but his contract is nearing expiry; the Express report that he has been made an offer to stay, should he wish to.

However, they also state that Shinnie is aware he may not get another chance to move to England, having spent the entirety of his career in Scotland.

His brother, Andrew, currently plays for Luton and they are interested in pairing the two up, particularly if they win promotion to the Championship.

The Hatters are five points clear of second-placed Barnsley in League One and appear well set to seal the title this season.

Indeed, the Express claim that they could blow Aberdeen out of the water with their offer if they are promoted, while Shinnie is said to have already ruled out the prospect of a move to Rangers.

A massive coup

Luton signing the captain of an SPL side and a full Scotland international – he has won four caps – would be a brilliant piece of business, particularly if there is no transfer fee attached.

Shinnie has played 41 times this season, scoring four goals and laying on four assists in all competitions.

Luton’s interest, then, is hardly a surprise but it remains to be seen if the deal will be completed.

Aberdeen are trying to keep their skipper around but the lure of familial ties and a tilt at the Championship may prove too hard to resist.

It would be the perfect start to a season in the second-tier, that is for sure.