Peterhead’s Mason Robertson is leaving the club to join his dad David at Indian side Real Kashmir.
Former Aberdeen, Rangers and Leeds left-back David has been manager of Kashmir since January 2017 guiding them to India’s top flight, the I-League.
The club have offered Mason, 23, a full-time contract and the centre-back has decided to accept their offer.
Mason joined the Blue Toon last summer and impressed last season at Balmoor.
He had agreed a new deal for next term with the club, but the Buchan side had an agreement that Mason could leave if a full-time offer came in that he wanted to pursue.
It leaves Peterhead boss Jim McInally searching for another centre-back and he said: “If we’d lost him to another club in Scotland it would be disappointing, but we respect his decision and we wish him well for the future.
“It means we need four players, it was three, but we need four now.
“With Mason leaving we’re in the market for another defender which is hard to find.”
McInally has also suffered another blow in the transfer market with attacker Andrew Macrae rejecting the Blue Toon’s offer of a one-year contract. The 20-year-old, who was released by Inverness Caley Thistle at the end of last season, wishes to explore other options.