Aberdeen have confirmed the departure of Greg Leigh, returning to his parent club NAC Breda.
Derek McInnes hoped he could retain Greg despite the finanical hit to Aberdeen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aberdeen had an option where they had first refusal to buy Leigh written into the loan deal.
A fee was also agreed in principle for a permanent deal for Leigh, who has a year left on his NAC Breda contract.
NAC Breda recently confirmed its player budget and squad size would be cut next season in reaction to financial losses incurred by the COVID-19 crisis.
To cut costs, NAC Breda recently confirmed they would consider a loan deal for Leigh this summer as well as a permanent move away.
Frank Ross departs the Dons following the expiry of his contract.
Frank made his debut against Dundee in 2015 and the attacking midfielder went on to make 14 first team appearances and had loan spells at Greenock Morton and Ayr United.