Irishman Jack Byrne will no longer represent Oldham Athletic.
The club have released a statement confirming that both they and the player have mutually agreed to terminate the contract between them.
“Oldham Athletic and Jack Byrne have mutually agreed to terminate his contract”, the League Two side stated on their official website.
“The 22-year-old attacking midfielder initially joined the club on loan in August 2017 before signing permanently in January 2018, making 44 appearances and scoring eight goals in all competitions.
The club would like to wish Jack luck for the future.”
Byrne joined the Latics permanently this year from Wigan after a loan spell.
Despite scoring a number of impressive goals last season, the 22-year-old then fell foul of previous manager Richie Wellens. New boss Frankie Bunn has now deemed the midfielder surplus to requirements.
Though the loan window runs out at midnight, Byrne can now sign for a new club at any time as a free agent. The decision has proved unpopular with Oldham fans thus far.
— Oldham Athletic AFC (@OfficialOAFC) August 31, 2018
When we said free jack byrne. This isnt what we meant
— Tom Butterworth (@tom_db) August 31, 2018
Essentially paying off a decent asset to leave. Only Latics. Poor poor decision, he’ll go elsewhere and smash it no doubt.
— Peter Mawson (@latics_lad) August 31, 2018