Aberdeen this evening (Saturday 22 June 2019) confirmed the loan signing of right-back Jon Gallagher from MLS champions, Atlanta Utd.
The Irish 23-year-old has yet to play for the Five Stripes, but he has made 37 appearances — 34 starts — with the club’s USL affiliate, Atlanta United 2 where he was managed by Stephen Glass. Gallagher led the 2s with six goals in USL Championship play in 2018. He scored one goal in 2019.
Derek McInnes told the club website: “Jon is a young developing talent who we’re pleased to have as part of the squad for this season. He offers cover on the right side but he also played in a more advanced role in college football for Bobby Clark and his successful Notre Dame side and scored some impressive goals. We’re looking forward to helping him develop over the coming season in an environment with our other hungry and talented developing players.”
Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director, Carlos Bocanegra said: “Aberdeen has a strong track record of developing on-loan players and Jon will have the chance to compete for playing time against strong competition that includes Europa League qualifiers.”