Aberdeen Finally Secure May
Stevie May has left Preston to join Aberdeen on a permanent basis.
May, who worked with Alex Neil at Inverness, is reunited with his former St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes, he handed him his debut at 16, at Aberdeen.
The Scotland international, capped once so far, has signed a four year deal at Pittodrie.
Confirming the deal the Official Website said: 'Preston North End have agreed the permanent transfer of striker Stevie May to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen. May, 24, who joined the Lilywhites on deadline day 2015, will sign a four-year contract with the Dons, moving back to his native Scotland for an undisclosed fee.'
Neil had previously insisted he wanted to keep the forward at Deepdale but with his contract expiring at the end of the season and other players ahead of him May has on saying the decision was right for all.
May was quoted by the BBC: 'The manager has made no secret about trying to get me in the past, which is flattering. 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.'
Had former Sheffield Wednesday man May not suffered such a serious injury just two months into his Preston career his time at Deepdale could have worked out much different, as it is he was limited to just 13 appearances and scored the single goal.
Obviously he leaves with the clubs' best wishes: 'The club would like to thank Stevie for all his efforts during his two years with the club and wish him well with his future career,' concluded the statement.