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Tuesday 25 Jan 2022
Niall McGinn swaps Dons for Dees

Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn has left Aberdeen to join fellow Scottish Premiership side Dundee on an 18-month contract.

The 34-year-old made 358 appearances and scored 87 goals during his 10 seasons with the Dons. He won the League Cup with the club in 2013/14 but has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Pittodrie this term.

“Niall has been an outstanding servant to the club during his two spells here,” Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass told the club website.

“He is now at an important stage of his career where he wants the opportunity to play every week and unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer him that at the moment.

“I’ve no doubt Niall’s determination will prove him a success at his next club, and he goes with our very best wishes.”

After four years at Celtic, whom he joined from Derry City in 2008, McGinn signed for Aberdeen on a free in 2012. He also had a brief period with South Korean side Gwangju FC sandwiched in between his two spells in the ‘Granite City’.

The Donaghmore man made his international debut for Northern Ireland against Hungary in November 2008 while still at Derry City and has now amassed a total of 68 caps. He has scored six goals, the most famous being in the 2-0 win over Ukraine at EURO 2016.

McGinn will go straight into Dundee’s squad for Wednesday night’s Scottish Premiership trip to bottom placed St Johnstone.