Dons on alert after Graeme Shinnie rejects new contract with ICT

Last updated : 27 November 2014 By Stand Free Ed

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Shinnie will also attract attention from England and three-year-old Glasgow club The Sevco, with his agent Clive Hart coming under attack from ICT boss John Hughes for unsettling the player.

Talks between Aberdeen and Inverness about a summer move for the left-back broke down when the clubs failed to agree a fee.

However Aberdonian Shinnie is still on the Pittodrie radar and manager Derek McInnes could be set to pounce in January.

With the 23-year-old's contract set to expire at the end of May next year, Shinnie is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club on December 1st.

With the Dons' finances stable after a fresh injection of cash, the club could be set to pay a small transfer fee for the first time in four years to grab the player mid-season.

Agent Hart confirmed Shinnie is ready for a fresh challenge away from the Highlands but has refused to be drawn on his preferred destination.

He said: "Graeme has had some great times at Inverness and is really enjoying his football under John Hughes.

"But he feels he is at a stage in his career where he wants to try something different, whether that be in England or Scotland."

However Inverness boss Hughes countered: "We're desperate to keep Graeme Shinnie here.

"Can we spin the plates to see what we can do for him? That's what we're trying to do right at this time."

Source: Press & Journal