Date: 2nd February 2015 at 8:24pm
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A brief January transfer round up with some out on loan and a pre contract deal for a player we’ll see in the summer.

Starting with that deal, the club have announced that Graeme Shinnie has agreed and signed a pre contract with us that will see him move to the club on a three year deal when the transfer window opens in June.

Shinnie signed for Inverness Caledonian Thistle back in July 2009 and made his debut as a fresh faced 17 year old the following month. Since then he has made over 140 appearances for the Inverness club, and last season his performances saw him selected in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year.

The 23 year old opted to move to Aberdeen despite having offers on the table from English Championship level clubs.

As we already know, given he scored on his debut against Dundee United in the semi final of the League Cup, 21 year old West Bromwich Albion defender Donervorn Daniels has joined us on a loan deal until the end of the current season.

Earlier today, the club also announced the permanent capture of Kenny McLean from fellow Premiership side St Mirren.

The 23 year old midfielder joins us on a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee, and manager Derek McInnes told the official site.

‘I’m delighted we’ve managed to secure Kenny on a long term deal. He’s a good young player who is still improving all the time and I think in our team eh will go and show how good a player he can be. I think this is the sort of signing that a club like Aberdeen should be making.’

In outgoing news, midfielder Craig Storie has moved to League One Brechin City FC on a loan spell until the end of the campaign. Having made his comeback from injury, it will be a good opportunity for him to get regular game time under his belt as he returns to full fitness and sharpness.

Finally, Declan McManus has rejoined League One side Greenock Morton on loan until the end of the campaign. In his spell with them recently at the club, he scored 12 times for them so will be hoping he can keep that run of form going.