All White James McGarry on verge of joining Scottish Premiership’s Aberdeen

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Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen have agreed a six-figure transfer fee to sign one-cap All White James McGarry on a three-year deal.

Former Wellington Phoenix defender McGarry (25) has completed his medical and is in talks with Aberdeen about finalising the move from Australian A-League club Central Coast Mariners.

Reports in Scotland say the move is being delayed as McGarry waits for his wife to give birth before he travels to Scotland to join his new club.

Left back McGarry has Irish citizenship, ensuring there are no problems with work permit issues.

Aberdeen have been members of Scotland’s top division since 1905, having never been relegated from the top flight. The club came third in last season’s competition.

McGarry was under contract to the Mariners till the end of the 2024-25 season, enabling the negotiation of a transfer fee between the two clubs.

He joined the Mariners from the Newcastle Jets in January’s transfer window.

McGarry has represented New Zealand at U-17, U-20 and U-23 level, and played one game for the All Whites, against Lithuania in November 2019.

He played 40 times for the Wellington Phoenix, in two spells, before joining the Jets in 2022.

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