SWINDON Town striker Miles Storey has turned down the offer of a new contract in favour of a move to Aberdeen.

The Scottish Premiership side today announced the capture of the 22-year-old forward when his current deal at the County Ground expires on Thursday, June 30.

Storey had been on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle last season, where he made 37 appearances scoring 13 goals north of the border.

On last week’s fans’ phone-in on BBC Wiltshire, chairman Lee Power said that a new deal was on the table for Storey but conceded that the forward, who has only made nine starts for Town, did not fit in with the club’s playing ethos.

“Miles Storey, we have gone through him since I have been at the football club many, many times,” said Power.

“Miles is a nice kid, he’s a decent player, it’s just the way we play doesn’t necessarily suit how he plays, really.

“He’s gone to Scotland and done great up there.

“We have reengaged him with terms, obviously to try and demand a fee.

“He’s got a value at the moment where he has done so well there but I think Miles would probably be the first to say his future is away from the County Ground.”

Having been let go by childhood club Wolverhampton Wanderers, Paul Bodin and Jeremy Newton brought in the striker from Coventry City handing him a two year scholarship having seen him play just a handful of games at the age of 16.

It was Bodin, in caretaker charge, who handed Storey his debut in a 2-0 home defeat against Oldham in April 2011.

Storey looked to have a bright future with the club having finished runner-up to Manchester United-bound Nick Powell in the Football League Apprentice of the Year awards in 2012 having broken into the first team under Paolo Di Canio in League Two and been offered a one-year professional contract.

Miles made a name for himself the following season when he scored on his full debut in a 4-0 win over Stevenage, a club where the youth team manager has told him that he would be “flipping burgers in McDonald’s” the previous season.

Three days later Storey was introduced from the bench against Aston Villa in the League Cup with Town trailing 2-0 and netted twice in three minutes to etch his name into Town folklore.

Storey was called up for the England under-19 squad as a result, making his debut against Finland, but a medial ligament tear, followed by a hamstring strain, ruled him out for the remainder of the season.

Storey returned early under new boss Kevin McDonald in time for the play-off semi-final with Brentford but saw his penalty saved in the second leg to end any hopes of promotion to the Championship.

Storey made 23 appearances the following season, sandwiched around a fruitless six-game loan spell at Shrewsbury Town, scoring just three goals in the process.

The 22-year-old’s future at Town continued to look in jeopardy as he was loaned out to Portsmouth at the start of the 2014/15 campaign before finishing the season at Notts County.

Despite starting last season at the County Ground, Storey was soon sent on loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he enjoyed his best term to date netting 13 times in 37 appearances for the Scottish Premiership outfit.

It appears that Town will be entitled to some form of compensation from the deal, with FIFA rules stating that clubs are entitled to recompense for training incurred up to the age of 21 for players under the age of 24.

However, Town will not be able to claim compensation if they failed to offer Storey his new contract 60 days prior to the expiration of his current deal.