Leeds midfielder Seth Johnson is to leave the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.
Johnson's wages were costing Leeds £35,000 a week
Johnson, who had another 11 months to run on his contract, joined Leeds from Derby in October 2001 in a £7.75m move.
Leeds were keen to offload Johnson as they would have had to have paid Derby another £250,000 if he had played another game.
The 26-year-old, who has been capped once by England, will now be able to join another club on a free transfer.
In April Leeds chairman Ken Bates had said Johnson's best chance of playing for the club would be in the reserves.
Johnson's wages were costing Leeds £35,000 a week.
The midfielder, who injured his knee ligaments in April 2004, played 59 times for Leeds and scored four goals while he was at Elland Road.