Dons stay an option - Hoban
Watford defender Tommie Hoban has revealed a permanent move to Aberdeen is something that could tempt him.
Former Republic of Ireland international Hoban joined the Dons last summer on a season-long loan deal from Watford but his time in Scotland has been severely impacted by injuries.
The 25-year-old suffered the second anterior cruciate ligament injury of his career in February and he has been limited to just five Scottish Premiership appearances in this campaign.
Despite the injuries, Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes said there "would always be a place" for the Englishman at Pittodrie Stadium and Hoban revealed he would be tempted to stay.
"I heard Derek say that and it was really kind of him," he was quoted as saying by the Express. "I loved my time at Aberdeen and it has been one of the best dressing rooms I have been part of.
"The boys are great, the staff are brilliant and I enjoyed living up there with the family, although it was shorter than we had hoped for. I really enjoyed it and I would consider going back there, if it was an option.
"I am not sure about my contract situation, whether that will be at Watford or elsewhere. I don't know if they will offer me anything but it doesn't really change what I know I need to do."
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