ABERDEEN’S Andy Considine has admitted that he would like to see Jonny Hayes return to Aberdeen following his release from Celtic. The Irishman’s departure from the Scottish Champions was confirmed on Saturday bringing to an end three years at Celtic.
Speaking to the Evening Express, Considine has said that he hopes the Pittodrie side can entice Hayes back to Aberdeen, the side he left for Celtic in 2017.
“I would be absolutely delighted if Jonny was to come back.
“Jonny was a massive player for us and carried us through games in his last season before he went to Celtic. He would be a massive player for us.
“I have read a few people say that because of his age Jonny would not be as fit as he was when he was at Aberdeen. But Jonny has had three years at the best club in the country.
“A club that plays in the Champions League every season. Jonny has had some brilliant experiences and played with some really top players.
“If he was to come back, Jonny would return even stronger, even fitter and more experienced. He would also have that real winning mentality that they have at Celtic.”
In 62 appearances for the Scottish Champions, Hayes’ highlight was probably his goal at Ibrox, which sealed Celtic’s 2-0 win over Steven Gerrard’s side. The Irishman leaves the club with 8 winners medals after being part of one of the club’s most successful periods.
Hayes had been likely to get a new deal from the Scottish Champions; however, the Coronavirus pandemic may have drastically changed Celtic’s plans for the next season meaning that players that are on a decent wage are to be moved on to make space for new signings to improve the side.