Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie to join Derby County this summer
Last Updated: 08/05/19 9:28am
Derby County have signed Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie on three-year contract.
The 27-year-old Scotland international midfielder will officially complete the free transfer switch when his Dons deal expires at the end of June.
Shinnie signed for Aberdeen on a free transfer in the summer of 2015 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle and has played over 150 games for the club in four seasons, helping Derek McInnes' side to finish second in the Scottish Premiership behind Celtic in the last three seasons.
Rams boss Frank Lampard told the club's website: "Graeme will be an excellent addition to our squad for next season and beyond.
"He has been an extremely consistent performer for Aberdeen. He's someone we've watched very closely and we think he will fit into our squad with his ability, attitude and characteristics.
"He has the rest of the season to conclude with Aberdeen but we look forward to welcoming Graeme to Derby County when he reports for pre-season training ahead of next season."
Shinnie, who could yet be a Premier League player when he meets up with his new team-mates, said: "I'm looking forward to testing myself in English football and getting the next stage of my career started.
"This is a great opportunity for me to come to a club with such exciting potential as Derby County and I have been impressed with the manager's plans for the future."
Shinnie began his career at Inverness and captained them to Scottish Cup glory in 2015 in his last game for the club before joining Aberdeen.