Aberdeen reject chance to sign Nacho Novo
Craig Brown turns down the opportunity to sign the former Rangers forward, as he casts his eye over a number of trialists.
Craig Brown has revealed he received an approach from the agent of Nacho Novo to bring the former Rangers, Dundee and Raith Rovers striker back to the Scottish Premier League.
Novo is currently on the books of Spanish top flight side Sporting Gijon but remains a cult hero at Ibrox, where he made 253 appearances across a six-year spell which ended a year ago.
His relationship with the support at Pittodrie however is far from friendly after a number of flare-ups during his time with Rangers, one of which saw the Spaniard fined by the Scottish Football Association for a gesture made towards Dons fans in 2009.
“We had a striker offered to us, but as soon as I heard the name I knew we couldn't bring him to Aberdeen,” Brown told The Scotsman.
"He's an ex-Rangers player who I am told has a bit of previous with our supporters and that wouldn't work.
“I am not going to bring someone here that would anger the fans as we want to make them happy and proud of this club and its players.”
A raft of trialists featured for Aberdeen in their 3-1 win over Brechin City on Thursday night.
Goalkeepers Chris Oldfield and Matt Jones, defenders Carlos Nunez and Jason Beardsley, midfielders Andoitz Galdos and James Ashmore, and striker Patrick Bengondo all featured in the match, with Bengondo finding the net.