Matt Olosunde moving on from Rotherham United after rejecting fresh terms

Matt Olosunde moving on from Rotherham United after rejecting fresh terms

By David Beddows | 07/06/2021

Matt Olosunde moving on from Rotherham United after rejecting fresh terms

DEFENDER Matt Olosunde has played his last game for Rotherham United after turning down the chance to stay at AESSEAL New York Stadium. 


The American full-back was offered fresh terms by Millers boss Paul Warne but has opted to move on. 


The 23-year-old signed for the Millers two years ago from Manchester United and was able to get a good grounding in senior football, making 72 league and cup appearances. 


He stamped a promotion on his CV by helping the team up from League One in his first season but arguably his best game in Rotherham colours came at the turn of the year when he scored in the tight FA Cup defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.


His departure leaves the Millers with a hole to fill on the right side of defence as they wait for the summer transfer market to start moving.


Boss Paul Warne said: "On behalf of everyone here, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to work with Matty for the last couple of years.


"As we try to with every player that comes through the door, we have worked on making him a better player than when he joined us and I hope that he agrees that we have been successful in doing so.


"He leaves the club with absolutely no animosity as he looks to pursue a new challenge somewhere else and goes very much with our blessing."

 

Olosunde had starred for the USA at youth level and won his first senior cap against Bolivia in 2018.

 

By that time he had moved to England after being spotted playing for New York Red Bulls by Manchester United. Olosunde had three years in the youth set-up at Old Trafford before joining the Millers.

 


 


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