Aberdeen are trying to sign Jack Gurr on-loan from Atlanta United.

Dons boss Stephen Glass has spoken to the defender about coming to Pittodrie for the season.

Glass previously worked with Gurr at Atlanta United B before he won promotion to the first-team.

The 25-year-old, who plays primarily as a right-back, is English-born and therefore wouldn’t need a work permit or visa.

Gurr left Newcastle in 2014 and went to college in Georgia.

He joined Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies and then Georgia Revolution before he moved to Atlanta last year.

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Glass is also looking to see if he can get any other players across from his former employer.

Aberdeen have a partnership with Atlanta and Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack is desperate to see more player movement between the clubs.

Glass arrived from the Major League Soccer team last month and admitted he is keen to work with some of his ex-players again.

Aberdeen previously took Jon Gallagher on-loan from Atlanta under Derek McInnes, while the Americans have reciprocated by bringing Ronny Hernandez from Pittodrie on a year-long deal.

Ironically, Gurr and Hernandez have been fighting it out for the right back slot but it is currently being held by Brooks Lennon at Atlanta.

Glass has already started to revamp his squad, as he needs to get it in place early for the Europa League Conference qualifiers.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 15: Aberdeen assistant manager Allan Russell (left) and manager Stephen Glass arrive during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium, on May 15, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

He has signed Celtic captain Scott Brown as a player coach and he has also agreed a pre-contract with Scotland defender Declan Gallagher to move from Motherwell in the summer.

Talks are still on-going in a bid to re-sign Clark Robertson from Rotherham and with Livingston to come to an agreement to sign their striker Jay Emmanuel Thomas.

Aberdeen are also keen to land St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath but will have to come up with a decent six figure deal to get that done.

Glass has already started to clear the decks from his own out-of-contract players.

Ash Taylor, Tommie Hoban and Greg Leigh were all informed over the course of the weekend that their Aberdeen contracts weren’t being renewed.

Shay Logan had been on-loan at Hearts and had been previously told he wasn’t getting an extension.

Taylor and Hoban have been two of the club’s top performers this season but Glass has told them he doesn’t have the budget to keep them and wants to move in a different direction.

Aberdeen's Ash Taylor
Aberdeen's Ash Taylor

Glass claimed: “It is never an easy decision having to release players, many of whom who have a long association with the club over a number of years but having had time to assess the squad in the latter part of the season, these decisions have been taken with our football strategy in mind, and to allow us to build a competitive first team for the season ahead.”

Taylor took to Instagram to officially confirm his departure.

He wrote: “Than you to everyone at Aberdeen FC for the last two years. “I would’ve loved to have stayed but unfortunately in football we do not always have control and situations change. “Our only choice is to grow and move on. “AFC is lucky to have some fantastic people that not only work for the club but live and breathe it. “I built great relationships with many of these people, staff and players and I wish you all the best for the future.

“After two spells, five years in total, nearly 180 games and many clean sheets along the way, I’m so proud of the club, of my time there and the amazing memories made along the way. “I can’t thank you all enough. The staff, club and the fans. Twice a Don.”

Aberdeen are also set to hand central defender Mikey Devlin a six month contract to prove his fitness after injury.

Niall McGinn is also believed to be offered a new deal on vastly reduced terms.

Striker Flo Kamberi has returned to St Gallen after his loan, Callum Hendry will go back to St Johnstone and Fraser Hornby is heading back to Stage de Reims.

Glass had previously indicated the door could be open for some of them to move permanently but that now looks extremely unlikely.

Sunderland are also looking closely at Ross McCrorie while Watford have been linked with a move for Lewis Ferguson. It was reported the bid was £2 million but that is well short of Aberdeen's valuation.