Ex-Rangers kid Ross McCrorie is set to extend his stay with Aberdeen as new manager Jim Goodwin makes his first move as Dons boss.
According to the Daily Record, the ex-St Mirren manager is set to offer new terms to Ross McCrorie as he sets about taking charge at Aberdeen.
The report claims that McCrorie will extend his stay at Aberdeen by a further two years, the 23-year-old set to sign on until 2026.
This comes after Jim Goodwin moved McCrorie forward into midfield in his first game in charge of Aberdeen against Motherwell, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
There were high hopes for Ross McCrorie at Rangers after the youngster broke through the Ibrox side’s Academy back in September 2017.
So much so that then Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha claimed Ross was “going to be the future of this country, not only this club, as a centre-half” [BBC Sport].
Ross McCrorie to sign Aberdeen deal
This was a view echoed by Steven Gerrard upon joining the club in 2018, who claimed that previous management had been reckless with Ross’ development.
Branding the decision to play McCrorie at centre-back as a teenager as “careless”, Gerrard claimed the move could’ve “destroyed” his career [Scotsman].
The Liverpool legend believed then that Ross McCrorie was a “potential future captain” of Rangers in comments that once again had fans excited about the youngster’s potential.
Signing for Aberdeen initially on loan last season, the move initially frustrated fans who’d been led to believe Ross McCrorie was the future of Rangers.
The former Scotland U21 captain would then sign on at Aberdeen in January last year in order for the Gers to bring forward the signing of Dons winger Scott Wright.
Apparently an important player in the mind of new Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin, it’ll always be a case of what might’ve been for Ross McCrorie at Rangers.
Meanwhile, a BBC journalist has criticised calls from the tabloid media to see a Rangers midfielder retrospectively banned.