Aberdeen have signed Brighton winger Jeffrey Monakana on a loan deal until January, As reported by BBC Sports.

The 20-year-old, who joined the Seagulls from Preston in January 2014, This is the fifth new summer arrival at Pittodrie.

“Jeffrey is a player we have been aware of for some time, He will offer additional competition in the wide areas, where he brings real pace.” ~ stated Aberdeen boss Derek Mclnnes

McInnes turned his sights to Monakana after missing out on previous target Zeli Ismail from Wolves.0,,10284~12985471,00 (1)

Since Monakana’s arrival at The Seagulls he has yet to feature for the first team, having been currently placed within the development squad, however he had a month long loan last season where he played four games for Crawley.

Monakana will not be eligible to play in tomorrow’s second leg tie against opponents FC Groningen in Europa League qualifying, if the Dons can get through to the next stage it would set up a potential debut against Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad.

“Hopefully the boys can pull it off and I can play that game. If not I’ll have to wait for the first league game and carry on working hard until then.

 

There were a lot of options but after speaking to a couple of people at the club I felt I just couldn’t turn down this opportunity.”

Aberdeen’s first league game is against Dundee Utd on Saturday 9th August.


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