Manchester United prospect Charlie Wellens is set to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The MEN report Wellens is preparing to run down his contract and leave on June 30, when his deal expires.
Wellens spent the first part of the 2022/23 season on loan at Oldham Athletic. A change of manager led to him being recalled.
No loan deal materialised in the January transfer window and he is already preparing for the next step in his career.
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Wellens set to leave on free
Wellens, 20, has been on trial with Barnsley’s under-21 side recently, The MEN report. But this did not lead to a loan switch.
The versatile youngster is running down his contract playing for Manchester United’s under-21 side between now and the end of the season.
Wellens began his career in United’s academy as a midfielder, before shifting to play at right-back over the past year.
He made six appearances out on loan at Oldham, scoring once. Last season he provided six assists for the under-21s.
Wellens has racked up 76 appearances for Manchester United’s under-21s and under-18s sides, however, he has not featured at all for the first team.
It is no surprise he is angling to leave in the summer, and even if a new contract was offered, it probably would not be in Wellens’ interests to stay.
He needs to go and play regular football at a professional level, and can spend the next few months preparing for this and trying to find a club.