The Dons didn’t ship Euro qualification final season having completed a lowly tenth within the Premiership.
This season would be the first time since 2014 the Reds haven’t competed in Europe.
Aberdeen supervisor Jim Goodwin has challenged his rebuilt squad to get the membership again into Europe.
Goodwin is within the technique of an intensive squad overhaul to make sure it’s a one season Euro blip.
The Reds’ gaffer has already secured six new signings and shelled out nearly £1 million in switch charges this summer time.
As much as 4 extra signings have nonetheless to be secured within the switch window.
Goodwin says Aberdeen should problem for third spot and Euro qualification within the upcoming season – at a minimal.
Goodwin mentioned: “Europe is the place this membership belongs.
“It’s the expectation of everybody concerned.
“We have now a price range now on a par with Hearts and Hibs and ought to be competing with them for third place – at a minimal.
“Little doubt Robbie Neilson (Hearts supervisor) and Lee Johnson (Hibs supervisor) will probably be saying the identical factor.
“Aberdeen need to be competing for Europe because the membership is used to it.
“The membership had an actual blip final season however in earlier seasons they’ve been in Europe.
“And that’s the place I must get them again to.”
Steering the Dons again into Europe is Goodwin’s preliminary goal – though the formidable supervisor’s subsequent step is making an affect on Celtic and Rangers.