Manchester United striker James Wilson believes Aberdeen can provide a similar boost to his career as the Dons did for the likes of James Maddison.
Wilson has joined last season’s Ladbrokes Premiership runners-up on a season-long loan deal.
Maddison moved from Norwich to Leicester for a reported £24million fee 12 months after a similar spell at Pittodrie and Wilson saw the move as a chance to kick-start his career.
The 22-year-old netted a double against Hull on his United debut in May 2014 and hit another two goals the following season but a serious knee injury while on loan at Derby two years ago hampered his progress.
Now Wilson hopes to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Leicester pair Maddison and Danny Ward plus Chelsea defender Michael Hector in boosting his career at Pittodrie.
“Since I spoke to a few people about the club, they have mentioned the big names that have come here and done well and gone back to their clubs and gone stride for stride with the lads who are already in the team,” Wilson said.
“It was a big factor in me coming here to develop my career.
“The coverage that the Scottish league is getting at the minute is really good, one in every three games is on TV. The crowds here are the same as you’d get in a Championship game, and overall I just think it was the right move.
“I want as many minutes as possible and as many goals as possible, but I am in my final year at Man United and I’m looking to put myself in the shop window. But obviously short term I want to help the team do well.
“I’ve not (spoken to Jose Mourinho) directly but obviously he doesn’t see me in his plans for this year so the right move was to come on loan and Aberdeen was the right place.”