Derek McInnes has shared his outrage at claims that Aberdeen offered more money than Hibernian to sign Ross McCrorie from Glasgow Rangers.
The ‘Gers sold McCrorie to the Dons earlier this summer, with the Ibrox outfit reportedly receiving a fee of £350,000 for the 22-year-old – he will first join on loan before making the deal permanent next summer. So far, McCrorie has made three appearances for his new club and was man of the match in the previous game against Hibs.
The Edinburgh outfit were reportedly also interested and even made a bid for the player but McCrorie joined Pittodrie instead. There had apparently been rumours that Aberdeen had made a bigger offer, but McInnes has moved quickly to refute those claims. He said:
“Just on McCrorie, I think it was John Collins maybe who indicated or alluded to the fact that Aberdeen had outdone Hibs on the money – which is an absolute nonsense.
“We met a figure that Rangers had agreed with Hibs and in no point at speaking with Ross or his agent was money even mentioned.
“He was actually prepared to come for a lot less to get himself going.
“Speaking of hungry boys, that’s what you want to work with. The job is hard enough without having to motivate boys and get them to run around and try to fulfil their potential.”
It is not quite sure why McInnes is so angry with claims that they outbid their rivals. There is no indication that McCrorie was offered a bigger financial package by the club, but only that the transfer fee was more than what Hibs could put on the table.
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Either way, McCrorie is now a Dons player, and McInnes will be hoping that he can repay the faith shown in him, no matter how much he cost.
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