LATEST UPDATE : The Millers have today confirmed their decision on 24-year-old striker,

Rotherham United has made former Carlisle United loanee Joshua Kayode available for a permanent move.

The Millers have today revealed their choice on the striker, whose tenure with the Blues was cut short by injury last season.

Although Kayode is still under contract with the Yorkshire club, they are willing to let the 24-year-old leave.

Following Rotherham’s relegation from the Championship, the move was confirmed on the club’s retained and released list.
Kayode is one of two contracted players who have been advised they can quit, the other being defender Jamie McCart.

New contract for the player who refused to leave Rotherham United on a full  deal
Rotherham manager Steve Evans’ decision comes after Kayode had a tough season on loan with United in 2023/24.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder early in his spell and was ruled out of action after just two appearances.

A calf problem then dashed his hopes of a winter comeback, and Kayode only returned in time for two substitute cameo appearances late in the season, with United having already been relegated.
The forward then made himself unavailable for Carlisle’s last two games of the season, for reasons which were not made public.
Blues manager Paul Simpson said he was unable to give details, saying there was a “confidentiality” matter, while Evans said it was not Rotherham’s decision to rule him out of the games.

Steve Evans comments on Kayode's absence from Carlisle United squad - Yahoo  Sport
He returned to the AESSEAL New York Stadium at the end of the campaign but Rotherham will now listen to offers for the frontman, who also had two previous loan spells at Brunton Park.

Kayode signed a contract extension with Rotherham before his most recent loan departure last September, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025.

Evans remarked on the Millers’ official website: “There have been some honest and open discussions with players in and out of contract and we have had to make some really difficult decisions, but each one of those has been made with the future of Rotherham United at the forefront of our priorities.”

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