Leighton Clarkson hints at Aberdeen transfer as permanent deal ‘agreed’ with Liverpool

The midfielder is wanted back at Pittodrie but there is competition from England

Leighton Clarkson has admitted there’s a chance he could be back at Aberdeen next season – and a permanent deal is reportedly a possibility.

The Liverpool youngster has wowed on loan at Pittodrie this season and been one of the best players in a side that secured European group stage football via a third place finish in the Scottish Premiership. Along with fellow loanee Liam Scales, from Celtic, the Dons would like to make sure Clarkson returns for their European adventure.

Indeed, the Daily Record are reporting that Aberdeen have a deal in place with Liverpool for a permanent transfer but it requires the 21-year-old to agree on personal terms. The report adds that there is serious competition for his signature with recently relegated League One side Reading and some unnamed Championship clubs keeping tabs.

But Barry Robson is very keen a reunion and Clarkson has now admitted there is a good chance of that happening, although claims circumstances outwith his control could dictate the outcome.

Speaking to Red TV, Clarkson aid: “I don’t know – I’ve not spoken to many people about it. I’ve told agents and stuff ‘don’t even tell me about interest’, because I just wanted to get Europe for Aberdeen.

“Now we’ve done that I can start thinking while I’m away on holiday. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it (at Aberdeen). If everything was to be right – and a lot of it is out of my control – it’s a really high possibility that I could be back.”