Aberdeen Prepared for Tribunal Fight with Rangers Over Connor Barron Fee

Aberdeen are prepared to take Rangers to a tribunal to ensure they receive the best possible transfer fee for young midfielder Connor Barron, according to Dons chief executive Alan Burrows.

Barron, a Scotland U21 international, signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers earlier this month after his contract with Aberdeen expired. However, the two clubs haven’t reached an agreement on a transfer fee, with Rangers’ initial offer of around £500,000 falling short of Aberdeen’s valuation.

“If there isn’t agreement between the two clubs then we are fully prepared to go to a tribunal,” Burrows declared. “It is our job to get the best value for any player and we will try and do that with Connor Barron. Ideally, in all walks of life, we would like to avoid situations where you have to go to tribunals but if we have to we will.”

Talks are still ongoing, but Aberdeen are aware that they would have been guaranteed around £500,000 in training compensation if Barron had moved to a club outside of Scotland. A tribunal is likely to award them a higher fee, potentially including a sell-on clause for any future transfer.