Miguel Hamutenya will not be going on trial with Aberdeen and will instead head to Morecambe with a view to securing a permanent move.
His agent, Jonathan Hope, says he has pulled the plug on the deal after comments by manager Craig Brown that he was almost certain not to sign the player.
Hamutenya was also let go by Rangers after they decided not to apply for a work permit, despite the 18-year-old signing a contract to join the Glasgow club.
Hope says he respects Brown’s decision but wishes the Dons boss had viewed the player before speaking out over his prospects at Pittodrie.
"We agreed to take the boy in for a two week trial," Hope told STV. "Obviously I wouldn't expect Craig to take a player in that he hadn't seen before, which I was happy with.
"I was confident in Miguel's ability that, after two weeks, Craig would keep him there.
"I was solely going to pay for all accommodation costs and any costs that occurred during that trial period.
"Craig agreed to that on the phone. When we came back, I believe there was a phone call made to Glasgow Rangers from Aberdeen.
"Rangers said that perhaps the player wasn't good enough for Aberdeen, which perhaps changed the view of Craig.
"I respect the man and he is a friend. But in this game I'm not after any favours, especially when it comes to an international player like Miguel.
"Why bring a player up to Aberdeen for two days who is 98% not to become an Aberdeen player?
"I know for a fact he is good enough and he is better than what he's got. He will prove them wrong. He will prove a lot of people wrong.
"I feel really let down and disappointed but that is life and that's football.
"On the back of that, I have decided to cancel the Aberdeen trial. One of the clubs that are now interested in the player are Morecambe.
"I know how they operate. They are one of the best clubs in the UK and they run it like a family unit. Miguel deserves that instead of getting a favour done for me.
"He will train there until the end of the season and after then, Miguel will hopefully be offered a contract and we will go from there."