Former Wolves, Crystal Palace and Burnley star free agent at 37

Wayne Hennessey has been let go by Nottingham Forest. The 37-year-old goalkeeper began his career at Wolves. (Image: AFP via Getty Images)Wayne Hennessey has been let go by Nottingham Forest. The 37-year-old goalkeeper began his career at Wolves. (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
Wayne Hennessey has been let go by Nottingham Forest. The 37-year-old goalkeeper began his career at Wolves. (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
A former Wolves Premier League goalkeeper is now a free agent.

Former Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is on the search for a new club this summer after he was told his contract would not be renewed.

Nottingham Forest published their retained list on Tuesday (May 21) and confirmed that Hennessey along with Felipe and Cheikhou Kouyaté would be departing the City Ground.

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In a statement to the departing trio as well as five players returning to their parent clubs after their loans, Forest said: "Nottingham Forest would like to thank each player for their contribution during their time at The City Ground, and wishes them well for the future."

Hennessey joined Forest in 2022 and was mainly back-up to Dean Henderson in his first year and then former Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas arrived which put him further down the pecking order. The 109-cap Wales international was one of four goalkeepers at Forest this season with Matt Turner and Matz Sels playing the most, whilst Odysseas Vlachodimos was also an option.

The Welsh goalkeeper departs Nottinghamshire having appeared a total of nine times for Forest, with all of those games coming last season. He was included in only one match day squad this season, and now leaves Forest potentially needing a move that will get him back in to Rob Page’s plans after Danny Ward displaced him as first choice with Wales.

Hennessey's senior career began at Molineux and he was at the club for 11-years with eight spent in the first-team. He was part of the Championship winning team of 2008/09 and was their goalkeeper for two Premier League seasons before falling out of favour. Crystal Palace signed him in 2013 when Wolves were in League One and he went on to appear 130 times for them, but since 2020 he's been a back-up or third choice keeper at Palace, Burnley and later Forest.

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