Boss Derek McInnes today revealed he is already planning to sign up more Dons stars long term – with keeper Joe Lewis on his wish list.
This season McInnes has secured the future of three first team regulars who already had 18 months or more left on Pittodrie deals.
Jonny Hayes and Graeme Shinnie signed one-year extensions until 2019 with leading scorer Adam Rooney committing until summer 2020.
Former England squad keeper Lewis, contracted until summer 2018, has played every minute this season for the Reds.
In that time, Lewis – who will face Ross County at Pittodrie on Saturday – has secured 15 clean sheets.
McInnes said: “Hopefully we can retain our good players for as long as possible. And Joe is one of them.
“Every player is at different stages of their career.
“But there is no doubting the ones people think have done well and would like to stay longer are probably the ones we want as well. We will get round to dealing with that when it comes.”
Lewis was signed during the summer along with former Hearts and Rangers keeper Neil Alexander.
Former Peterborough United stopper Lewis won the race to start the first game of the season, a 3-1 Europa League qualifying win over CS Fola Esch, and has retained that No1 spot.
McInnes said: “There is a calmness about Joe.
“There are never any spills and he is very tidy with his work.
“There is always an assurance in everything Joe does and it is great to have that. The defence also take a lot of confidence from it.”
McInnes also recently secured defender Andy Considine, the club’s longest serving player, until 2019.
Considine’s deal had been set to expire at the end of this season.
The futures of four players remain up in the air with their contracts also running out in the summer – skipper Ryan Jack, Niall McGinn, Ash Taylor and Peter Pawlett.
McInnes has held talks with each player and wants clarity on their futures soon.
However, he hopes his hit rate with re-signing key men can continue.
He said: “One of the strengths of this team has been the stability.
“In the last three and a half years there have been regular performers rather than too many wholesale changes across the board.
“I haven’t lost a permanent player, maybe a couple of loan players that we wanted to keep.
“But everyone we wanted to be here is still here.
“This club can offer so much for players.
“It can give them a good profile, good exposure and the opportunity to be successful.”