Former Arsenal youngster Kaylen Hinds has been released by Wolfsburg after going AWOL during the pre-season. The 20-year-old failed to report for training for several weeks after reportedly claiming he had lost his passport during a return visit to England.
Hinds in breach of contract
Wolfsburg says Hinds' "unauthorised absence" constitutes a breach of his contract and have terminated his contract.
"VfL Wolfsburg has parted with Kaylen Hinds. The club has reacted to the forward's unauthorised absence of several weeks by terminating his contract with immediate effect," the club said in a statement on Thursday. "There is no longer a valid contract of employment between Hinds and VfL."
Managing director for sport Jörg Schmadtke said: "Despite repeated requests, he has not fulfilled his contractual obligations. We do not tolerate such behaviour."
VfL Wolfsburg has parted with Kaylen Hinds. The club has reacted to the forward's unauthorised absence of several weeks by terminating his contract with immediate effect https://t.co/5RzUiskw8P | #VfLWolfsburg pic.twitter.com/dVFzuXbMEc— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) September 6, 2018
Loan spell in 2. Bundesliga
Hinds joined Wolfsburg from the Gunners last year but only made one Bundesliga appearance, playing the full 90 minutes of the 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund on the opening day of the 2017-18 season. The England youth international spent the second half of last season on loan with Greuther Fürth in the second tier, without playing for the senior team.