Aidan Smith: Have Aberdeen been wiretapping Hibs?

But this time a signing target has stopped at Easter Road and not headed on up to Pittodrie

Sunday, 4th October 2020, 7:38 am
In Kyle Magennis Hibs appear to have finally nipped in front of Aberdeen to sign a player
In Kyle Magennis Hibs appear to have finally nipped in front of Aberdeen to sign a player

On Whatsapp the other day a proud dad posted a photo of his young son in a Hibs strip. This sparked lots of encouragement in the hope the lad might one day turn out for his favourite team, though there was this note of caution: “Don’t let him be persuaded by Aberdeen’s offer of an extra bag of sweeties.”

For a while now the Leith faithful have been frustrated by seemingly done deals turning into Dons deals. By Funso Ojo being apparently bound for Easter Road only to handbrake turn it up to Pittodrie. By Ross McCrorie doing the same thing. And some were disappointed Dylan McGeouch didn’t come back to Hibs, heading north instead.

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Were Aberdeen wiretapping us? Hiring Bletchley Park-standard codebreakers to help them nick our signing targets? You could understand the jitteriness, even the paranoia. Last week Hibs were interested in Allan Campbell, then it was reported that Aberdeen were too. Hibs fancied Kyle Magennis. Ah, but so did the Dons. The Hibees will presumably be delighted that the latter is heading their way. And relieved. They can stop training up double-agents to infiltrate Pittodrie - for now at least.

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