ABERDEEN have confirmed the signing of Stevie May from Preston North End for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £300k.
The 24-year-old has been a target for the majority of the transfer window and McInnes and Aberdeen finally have their man.
May will don the 18 jersey after signing on for four years at Pittodrie.
McInnes had previously worked with May at St Johnstone and gave the striker his debut in 2009.
The player spoke of his happiness at having the deal over the line.
“The manager has made no secret about trying to get me in the past, which is flattering, and it’s good to finally get the deal done which I think is right for both parties and I just can’t wait to get started.”
McInnes, who was delighted at the coup, spoke of the ability that May will bring into Aberdeen.
“I’m obviously delighted to get Stevie on board and he’s a player I’ve enjoyed working with in the past and have been keen to work with again. To get a 24-year-old international player on a four-year deal is a great piece of business by the club and I’d like to thank the board for their assistance in making it happen.”
May was unfortunate to have suffered cruciate ligament damage to his knee, an injury which was close to pulling a premature curtain on his career.