Exclusive: Wolves defender terminates contract to be become free agent
Ed Francis has agreed to cancel his contract with Wolves to become a free agent, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 21-year-old had entered the final 12 months of his contract at Molineux which was due to expire in June 2021.
A source at the Midlands club has told Football Insider that the player has mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the Wanderers and is set to explore opportunities elsewhere.
The centre-half spent the second half of last season on loan at Swiss side Grasshoppers but failed to make a competitive appearance because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He never made a senior appearance for Wolves but scored three times in 21 appearances for the club’s Under-23 side.
Francis is a product of the Manchester City academy and was a regular feature of the England youth setup from Under-16 to Under-19 level.
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The defender has mutually agreed to leave Wolves with first team opportunities at Molineux near enough impossible given the strength of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
The Premier League side already boast the likes of Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Roman Saiss in the heart of their defence.
While Wolves have also bolstered their backline with the additions of Ki-Jana Hoever, Marcal, Nelson Semedo and Rayan Ait Nouri in this transfer window, all of whom have signed long-term deals with the club.
There has also been notable exits from Molineux this summer with big names Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty leaving the club for Liverpool and Spurs respectively.
Such departures could be to blame for the Wanderers’ indifferent start to the Premier League campaign with two wins and two losses from their opening four fixtures.