Andrew Nelson has thanked the Dundee faithful after leaving the club by ‘mutual consent’.
The striker – who joined for an undisclosed fee from Sunderland in January 2019 – scored eight goals in 39 appearances for the Dark Blues.
Nelson, 22, was under contract until next summer.
He said: “Thank you to everyone associated with Dundee, your support from the first day I arrived was spectacular and I did my upmost to make sure nothing was ever left on the pitch.
“I wish the club nothing more than to be back in the Premiership where they belong!
“I wish the lads and the staff the very best for their future endeavours wherever that may be.
“But for now, time to look forward to the next part of the journey.”
In a statement, Dee said: “Dundee Football Club can confirm that a deal has been agreed that will see Andrew Nelson leave the club by mutual consent.
“Andrew signed for the club in January of 2019. He opened his Dundee account with a winner at Tynecastle shortly after arriving and netted a further three times in his first season at Dens.
“He featured 25 times in 2019/20 scoring four times, including a double on the opening day of the Betfred Cup against Raith Rovers.
“We would like to thank Andrew for his efforts while at Dens and wish him all the best for the future.”
— andrew nelson (@andynelson_) July 17, 2020
Nelson’s departure comes amid financial hardship at Dee sparked by the coronavirus shutdown and less than a month after captain Josh Meekings’ exit.
Earlier this week, the Dark Blues thanked the “high majority” of players and staff who accepted wage cuts.
After revealing a £500,000 loss nearly a month ago, Dundee had been in talks with players and staff over salary reductions of around 30%.
It is understood forward Kane Hemmings is the only member of the first-team squad yet to agree to a wage cut despite the threat of “clause 12” contract suspension, with reports suggesting both parties remain in talks about an agreement.