DEREK McInnes today revealed any summer signings will have to provide “something different” to the Dons.
Pittodrie boss McInnes is in the hunt for new additions to bolster the Reds’ bid both domestically and in Europe.
Aberdeen enter the Europa League at the first qualifying round on July 2.
Full-back Graeme Shinnie this week formally completed his move to the Dons on a three-year deal.
The Scottish Cup-winning Inverness Caley Thistle skipper had previously reached a pre-contract agreement during the January window.
McInnes aims to further strengthen his squad but admits he will only sign players who can add an extra factor to the Reds.
He said: “We will try to bring in good players who will give something different and offer other options.
“I would imagine there would be at least a couple of new players coming in over the summer.”
The Dons have already been linked with a potential move for out of contract Ross County defender Paul Quinn.
McInnes has a policy of not discussing any transfer speculation.
Aberdeen’s season kicks off in the Europa League on July 2, with the draw made at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on Monday, June 22.
Aberdeen return for pre-season next week but McInnes insists there is no rush to get new signings on board for that Euro entry.
“We are in the fortunate position where the majority of the squad are signed up for the foreseeable future,” he said.
“So we can look forward to the first Euro game with confidence.
“If we can add to the squad before then great, but if it does not happen before the first game on July 2 the transfer window does not close for another two months.
“We have the luxury of being able to make some good decisions without having just to take bodies in.”