Aberdeen’s Ronald Hernandez is reportedly set to complete a move to MLS side Atlanta United very soon. It has been reported that the 23-year-old is back in Venezuela with his family, and that Aberdeen will make back the £800,000 they originally spent on the player.

Hernandez joined the Dons in January from Norwegian side Stabaek. However, he has not been able to hold down a first-team place. As a result, a deal for the player to join the MLS side has reportedly been agreed.

Unfortunate set of events

In a way, the player has been a bit unfortunate with what has happened since he joined Aberdeen. No one could have predicted that only two months after joining the Dons, Hernandez would be caught up in a pandemic that saw football suspended for four months.

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Ronald Hernandez in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

That put the player on the back foot almost as soon as he arrived in Scotland. The fact that his family weren’t able to travel over due to the pandemic won’t have helped either. It couldn’t have been easy for the player that he was unable to play football and his family were stranded abroad.


Dons may look for replacement

Therefore, it is not really a surprise that the player looks set to depart Aberdeen after only a year. It will be interesting to see if Aberdeen bring in a replacement for the player once the January transfer window opens.

Aberdeen v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ronald Hernandez is reportedly set to move to Atlanta United (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

Aberdeen may end up in the market for a right-back sooner rather than later. It is unfortunate for the player and the club that the moved never worked out. However, these things happen in football. No doubt Hernandez will leave Pittodrie with the best wishes of all at Aberdeen.

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