Aberdeen loanee Dom Ball is one of five players to be released by Rotherham United after their relegation from the Championship – and the Dons should offer the Englishman a permanent move to Pittodrie.

Ball has spent much of the last two seasons at Pittodrie and, after failing to make any impact at Rotherham, manager Paul Warne has decided against offering him a new contract, as confirmed by the Millers’ official website.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Tom Rogic of Celtic controls the ball away from Dominic Ball of Aberdeen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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The former Rangers loanee joined the Dons in August 2017 on a seas0n-long loan deal before returning north again last summer on a similar deal.

Ball has made 58 appearances for Derek McInnes side and has filled in at a number of positions after the Dons were struck by injuries.

30th March 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Aberdeen; Dominic Ball of Aberdeen and Craig Wighton of Hearts compete for possession of the ball

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With the Dons almost certainly going to see a huge turnover of players this summer, keeping Ball at Pittodrie would be a shrewd bit of business by McInnes.

The versatile star offers a wealth of options for McInnes squad and with him available for free it would be a no brainer to sign him up.

25th August 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Daryl Horgan of Hibernian and Dominic Ball of Aberdeen compete for the ball

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After two seasons at Pittodrie, Ball knows the pressure that Dons are under and is well acquainted with McInnes’ style of play.

As the Dons go into this weekend’s final game of the season looking to cement a Europa League place, getting Ball tied down beforehand would be a great boost for the Pittodrie side.

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