Jonny Hayes: Aberdeen reject Cardiff City bid for winger

Jonny Hayes celebrates

Hayes (far left) scored Aberdeen’s winner against Hearts last month

Aberdeen have rejected a bid from Cardiff City for winger Jonny Hayes.

The Dons have not disclosed the value of Thursday’s offer for the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland cap but say it “fell way short” of their valuation.

Manager Derek McInnes, with the squad in Dubai for a winter training camp, said: “Jonny, as with all the squad, remains an integral part of the plans for the second half of the season.”

Hayes is contracted at Pittodrie until May 2018.

Since joining the Dons in 2012, he has helped Aberdeen win the Scottish League Cup in 2014 and finish as Scottish Premiership runners-up twice.

He started his career at Reading, moving on to Leicester City in 2007 and first coming to Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle two years later.

In more than 300 club appearances, Hayes has scored 51 goals – including 25 for Aberdeen.


Hayes and McInnes in Dubai on Wednesday

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