Rotherham United will be heading back to League One next season once again – but Matthew Olosunde will not be joining them.
The 23-year-old was offered new terms at the Millers to remain, with his initial two-year contract coming to an end this summer.
But the Manchester United academy graduate and United States international has turned down the chance to remain at the New York Stadium and will leave when his contract expires.
Olosunde arrived at Rotherham in the summer of 2019 after failing to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils, and in his two seasons at the Yorkshire side he played 72 times in all competitions, scoring once in the FA Cup back in January against Everton.
The American was not always in the line-up towards the closing parts of the 2020-21 season, with Wes Harding often preferred at right-wing-back instead by Paul Warne.
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He’s not the finished article by any stretch of the imagination, and in turning down a new deal with Rotherham, Olosunde is probably targeting a stay in the Championship and this latest news will alert clubs to his availability.
His departure has gone down a mixed bag with Millers fans though – some believe he will be a big loss but others think that Harding is a better player than Olosunde and that his departure isn’t anything to be worried about.
whos gonna want him at a higher level? shocked by that.
— Owen Connell (@Owen__Connell) June 7, 2021
Shame really but was class for us in league one and had great spells last season glad we gave him an opportunity for his first club in professional football and I wish him all the best in the future
— James (@JamesHammez7) June 7, 2021
No shock there. Good on his day but if he dunt want to be here we don’t want him. All best to lad 👍🏼
— Matt (@mattgreas117) June 7, 2021
On a serious note though I can’t understand how he thinks he will join a better club. Could’ve grown into such a good player if he’d stay with us
— Ben (@BenDyson_) June 7, 2021
Annoying we didn't get his deal extended after 1st season to be honest as he showed enough. Type you need to be making profit on. Good luck elsewhere.
— Paul Dransfield (@Dranny_) June 7, 2021
Good luck to the lad never dislodging Harding at RB imo so he's definitely replaceable
— Scotty (@MightyMillers20) June 7, 2021
So sad – our best player – but deserves to be up there 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Tricia Evans (@Paevans1961) June 7, 2021
Was never going to take the right back spot off Big Wes. We move on #rufc
— Craig Besley (@CraigyBoyBes) June 7, 2021
Our loss but somebody else’s gain 👍 #rufc
— Thomas Baldwin (@tbaldwin1992) June 7, 2021