Aberdeen approaches Manchester United striker James Wilson

Aberdeen is about to complete the signing of the James Wilson loan.

Aberdeen approaches Manchester United striker James Wilson while the player undergoes a medical consultation before the loan

  • Aberdeen is approaching a transfer hit with a loan agreement for James Wilson
  • The 22-year-old was undergoing a medical examination in Granite City on Sunday
  • Wilson is a highly qualified product of the famous United Academy system

Stephen Mcgowan for MailOnline

Aberdeen is approaching a transfer hit with the capture of Manchester United's forward James Wilson.

Once described as "one of the brightest young English prospects" by former Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal, the 22-year-old was undergoing a medical examination in Granite City on Sunday.

Boss Derek McInnes hopes to finalize a seasonal loan deal for the former England Under-21 international in the next 24 hours.

Aberdeen is about to complete the signing of the James Wilson loan.

Aberdeen is about to complete the signing of the James Wilson loan.

A graduate of United's academy, Wilson, 6 feet tall, burst onto the scene with two goals against Hull City in his debut in the first team in May 2014.

He participated in games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, Wilson also started against Liverpool and was rewarded for his promise when Van Gaal gave him a new contract for four years in September 2015.

His upward progression as Marcus Rashford's rival was stopped by an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament while on loan at the Derby, and the striker scored once in nine appearances during a temporary change to Sheffield United last season.

Wanting to inject rhythm and execute his attack after selling Adam Rooney to Salford City, McInnes has played a waiting game for his first pick and Sportsmail understands that United will take the lion's share of Wilson's £ 30,000 salary week.

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