In Focus: Maloney could be a difference maker at Aberdeen

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Aberdeen are set to make an ambitious move for former Celtic hero Shaun Maloney, currently playing for Hull City.

What’s the story?

Veteran Maloney is a known very well known to Scottish football fans after fine form down the years for both the Hoops and the Scotland national team.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is now hoping he will make a sensational return North of the border and help the Dons mount a serious Scottish Premiership challenge next season.

That’s what The Scottish Sun say anyway, believing that the club are looking to replace the likes of Niall McGinn and Peter Pawlett who are on the verge of a Pittodrie exit.

Maloney is a free agent at the end of the month and has started just twice for Hull City this season.

The quality to shine

Shaun Maloney is a player of fine pedigree who has shown time and again down the years he has the kind of quality that could make him a difference maker for Aberdeen.

He scored 52 goals in just over 200 appearances for the Bhoys in two spells at the club, winning the Player Of The Year award in 2006 before joining Aston Villa.

If McInnes and Aberdeen can tap into that kind of form, even at the age of 34, he can be a huge asset to the Dons next season.