Defender Shaleum Logan has played alongside and against Greg Tansey and today insisted the Dons have landed a quality signing.
Inverness Caley Thistle midfielder Tansey, 28, signed a pre-contract agreement with the Dons.
Tansey will officially join the Reds on June 9 on a three-year deal until 2020.
Logan played alongside Tansey at Stockport County in League Two during 2008.
And he has no doubt the Inverness midfielder will make his mark at Pittodrie.
Logan said: “Tansey is a good, strong player who will be a strong addition to the squad for next season.
“I played with Greg at Stockport a few years ago and have also faced him a lot of times in the Premiership.
“Greg has real quality and is a very good footballer technically.
“He also doesn’t mind shooting and likes a long-range effort in on goal.”
Dons boss Derek McInnes finally landed Tansey, 14 months after a previous bid to secure the midfielder fell through on transfer deadline day in January 2016.
The Dons bid in excess of £200,000 for Tansey to trigger what they believed was a release clause for the player.
But Inverness would not sanction the sale, claiming the wording of the clause was ambiguous, leaving Aberdeen frustrated. Now they have their man, on a free transfer.
“It will be funny to see if Greg tries to take the penalties off Adam Rooney as I know he takes them at Inverness,” laughed Logan
“I’m sure that won’t happen but the manager has taken him for a reason and he will be a strong addition.”
The confirmation of Tansey’s pre-contract deal tempered the bad news that Northern Ireland cap Niall McGinn is set to exit Pittodrie at the end of the season.
McGinn is out of contract in the summer and has rejected a new Dons deal.
McGinn looks set to move to the English lower leagues, with Bolton, Oxford City and Sheffield United tracking the attacker.
Logan has no doubt regardless of where McGinn ends up, his commitment to the Dons will not diminish.
He said: “Niall is a strong player for us but it is his decision what he does.
“I don’t really look at anyone else’s future.
“If Niall feels that is the best thing for him then he will be on his way.
“But at the moment he is an Aberdeen player and he shows every week that he is committed to Aberdeen.
“Maybe he will move in the summer, maybe he won’t, until then who knows.”
McGinn and Logan are both set to face Dundee at Dens Park tonight.