Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan has turned down a deal with League 2 outfit Cambridge United to pursue another offer outside of the country.
Club manager Colin Calderwood confirmed the news that Hoolahan would not be signing despite playing in a pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town earlier this summer.
"Unfortunately, Wes is not going to sign for us," he said in an interview with the club's website.
He told me yesterday. There's a nice opportunity for him and we’ve got no hold on him and it suits him and his family.
We wish him all the best, it’s a blow for us as we had real hopes and every indication that he was going to be a very important factor in helping us achieve what we want to achieve this season.
He never signed, he never crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s. I have no complaints, I really enjoyed having him around the environment, and he’s definitely helped everyone.
Hoolahan did play in a tribute game in Norwich last May, in which he demonstrated he still has something to offer in the game.
Ah lads ??
Wes Hoolahan just did this during his tribute match, never lost it. pic.twitter.com/OlXXrNZKDc
— Maurice Brosnan (@m_brosnan) May 6, 2019