Aberdeen have fought off intense interest from Rangers and Hibernian to land highly-rated Queen’s Park teenager Michael Ruth, according to The Scottish Sun.
The 17-year-old featured seven times for the first-team last season; netting a solitary goal in a 4-0 win over Albion Rovers back in April.
A talented centre-forward, Ruth went on trial to Rangers last summer, playing for the youth team in a tournament in Dusseldorf.
Ruth started to develop admirers at the Dons and Hibs towards the end of the 2018/19 campaign and will now head to Pittodrie.
The signing of the sensational talent sees Dons boss Derek McInnes get one over on his former club Rangers.
Aberdeen finished in fourth place last season and McInnes will hope to see his team regain their place in the top three next season.
Ruth looks like an extremely promising addition to the Aberdeen squad.
You would think that the reason for Rangers’ interest wavering would be down to how they view him in the context of their squad.
Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos are currently the two main strikers at Ibrox and that would restrict first-team football chances.
Aberdeen might have told the youngster that the opportunities will be forthcoming at Pittodrie.
After getting a taste for first-team football at Queen’s Park he will want the chance to play.
The Dons are renowned for giving youngsters the opportunity to shine and Ruth could well have an impact next season.