Aberdeen fans are excited to see Stephen Gleeson play for the club next season after the club confirmed his signature earlier this week.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 19, 2018
The former Ipswich Town midfielder joins on a two-year deal, having amassed plenty of playing experience in the lower leagues of English football.
Gleeson has spent the last four seasons playing regularly in the English Championship, so provides Aberdeen with the kind of quality they need to compete at the upper end of the Scottish Premiership once again next term.
Having won international caps with the Republic of Ireland too, he’s certainly a solid acquisition and Dons fans are looking forward to seeing him in the middle of the park alongside compatriot Chris Forrester, who also joined Aberdeen recently.
With Rangers strengthening under Steven Gerrard and Celtic pushing on with record transfers, it’s going to be more difficult than ever for the Dons to try and keep pace with the Glasgow duo next season.
Can Gleeson help them find consistency in the top-flight and push for the domestic trophies?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his signing…
Looking forward to this Forrester and Gleeson partnership in midfield next season, Few more signings like this would be fantastic, Roll on the new season starting.
— Aberdeen FC Fan Page (@AberdeenFanPage) June 19, 2018
Anecdotally #Gleeson seems like the type of player to really replace Jack – a bit of bite and tenacity, in the 6, holding position, calm and experienced. Might allow #Shinnie a bit more freedom and suggests #Forrester will indeed play 10. #StandFree #COYR
— wieorugr (@wieorugr) June 19, 2018
Good to see that we’re adding much needed depth in that midfield so early on in the summer
— Anthony (@anthonyevans97) June 19, 2018
Take that no bother!! Decent standard of signing, championship quality, please continue………………
— GameTime (@THISisSWAnation) June 19, 2018
Little industrious Irish ankle biter dog, most welcome to our midfield. A Brian Grant is what I have in mind.
— DON / DON (@madeofgranite) June 19, 2018
Happy with that. ?
— ???carole⚽️? (@Caroleinnes68) June 19, 2018
Good to see another signing! Need a few more??but on the right track to get most players in before the first euro matches ??
— Mirelle chalmers?? (@ChalmersMirelle) June 19, 2018