Former Chelsea target Andrew Driver released by Aberdeen after one game in two months

The former hit prospect has had trouble with injuries throughout his career.

This week saw Aberdeen announce the players they have released from the club this summer. One name on the list certainly caught the attention of many.

Andrew Driver was released from his contract at Pittodrie after just a few months at the club.

He was once one of Britain’s most sought-after talents - with Chelsea said to be keen on his signature.

It was during 2010 that he peaked, the biggest interest, along with Burnley and FC Twente, came from Chelsea. Roman Abramovich, according to The Scotsman, met with Hearts chairman Vladimir Romanov to discuss a possible £5 million transfer for the player in order to boost the clubs home-grown player quota.

Even England and Scotland fought over which country he should represent. Despite the apparent international tug-of-war he has not gone on to represent either nation at senior level, after injury ravaged his career.

He was snapped up by MLS side Houston Dynamo in February 2013 on loan for the rest of the season. When his contract at Hearts expired in June of the same year he signed on permanently at the club.

After two years at the club he left in February this year and joined Aberdeen in March. But after just one appearance at the SPL side he is now a free agent once again.

Quite a fall from the former Chelsea target, who will now be hoping for the right move to get his career back on track.

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