Transfer news

Aberdeen sign McGinn

July 4, 2012
By ESPN staff

Aberdeen have signed winger Niall McGinn on a two-year deal following the expiry of his Celtic contract.

Niall McGinn
PA PhotosNiall McGinn joined Celtic in 2009

McGinn, 24, had moved to Parkhead from Derry City in 2009 but had limited first-team opportunities and was allowed to join League One side Brentford on loan last season.

McGinn, who has made 18 appearances for Northern Ireland, said: "Aberdeen is a massive club and I'm really looking forward to be back playing in Scotland.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Brentford last season and playing week in week out has, I believe, made me a better player. Craig Brown has big plans for the club and I definitely want to be a part of that."