A report from the Portsmouth News has claimed that former Aberdeen winger Mackay-Steven is set to complete a move to League One side Portsmouth within the next week.

Scotland international Gary Mackay-Steven departing Scottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen at the end of the season upon the expiry of his contract. But, it has not taken him long to find a new club.

League One outfit Portsmouth have moved to bring Mackay-Steven to Fratton Park ahead of the 2019/20 season, as Kenny Jackett looks to strengthen his squad for another promotion push. The 28-year-old winger becomes the second arrival of the summer alongside former Shrewsbury Town full-back James Bolton, who also joined Pompey on a free transfer.

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Should Mackay-Steven make the move to Portsmouth, it will be the first time he has played outside Scotland in his senior career. The attacker spent time in the youth academies at Fulham and Liverpool but made his senior breakthrough with Scottish side Airdrie, where he played 21 times, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

After six months with Airdrie, Mackay-Steven moved on to Dundee United, where he would remain for just under four years. In his time with Dundee United, the Scotsman played 131 times, notching up an impressive 27 goals and laying on 36 assists for his teammates, before moving on to join Scottish giants Celtic, where he went on to score 10 goals and provide 11 assists in 63 games.

In 2017, the Thurso-born winger switched to Aberdeen, who he played for 72 times, making 30 appearances in the 2018/19 season. Now, however, upon the end of his contract, Mackay-Steven looks set to make the move south of the border to join up with Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth.

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