Defender leaves Sheffield United

Jake Wright is leaving Sheffield United, the Premier League club has announced.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:29 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:30 pm
Enda Stevens Mark Duffy John Egan and Jake Wright (R) celebrate promotion to the Premier League: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Following discussions with the centre-half and his representative, Bramall Lane’s board of directors terminated his contract by mutual consent; meaning Wright is now a free agent.

Aged 33, Wright made 52 appearances for United after arriving from Oxford in 2016.

A member of the squad which lifted the League One title during Chris Wilder’s first season in charge, he also featured 17 times upon United’s return to the Championship.

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The two men had previously worked together at Halifax, when Wilder was taking his first steps in management.

Wright returned to Bramall Lane earlier this month, after Bolton Wanderers elected not to continue his loan spell. Kean Bryan, Wright’s former team mate at United, has since moved to Greater Manchester on loan.

Ravel Morrison and Leon Clarke could also part company with United before tonight’s transfer deadline.