VfL Wolfsburg have cancelled the contract of striker Kaylen Hinds for failing to report to pre-season training.
The 20-year-old England youth international and former Arsenal player was signed by the Bundesliga side in 2017.
He moved to Greuther Furth II on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season in January but was expected back at Wolfsburg ahead of the current campaign.
But after failing to report for a number of weeks, having reportedly claimed to have lost his passport, the German club have taken the decision to end ties with the player.
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
A statement from Wolfsburg read: “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.
“There is no longer a valid contract of employment between Hinds and VfL.”
Managing director for sport Jorg Schmadtke added: “Despite repeated requests, he has not fulfilled his contractual obligations. We do not tolerate such behaviour.”