Just days after being promoted to the English Premiership, LUTON Town discharged 10 players, among them their captain and a former Premier League star.
Both Henri Lansbury and Hatters midfielder Sonny Bradley are expected to leave the team at the end of this month.
Harry Isted, the goalkeeper, will also leave after performing well while on loan at Barnsley this year.
Ethan Horvath, Cody Drameh, and Marvelous Nakamba will all return to their parent clubs, according to Luton.
Avan Jones, Josh Neufville, Callum Nicolson, Casey Pettit, Josh Williams, Josh Neufville, and other members of the club’s development team will also be let go in the upcoming weeks.
With a number of first team stars set to leave Kenilworth Road this month, the Hatters have revealed that they are still attempting to negotiate contract terms with four players.
Amari’i Bell and Luke Berry are expected to stay in Bedfordshire, as well as Tom Lockyer and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu.
Mpanzu made history last week after helping Luton win promotion to the Premier League.
He became the first player to go from the National League to the Premier League with the same club.
The 29-year-old was part of Luton’s National League-winning side in 2013 and has been a keystone figure ever since. Following promotion to the EFL, Luton stayed in League Two for four years, finally earning promotion to the third tier after coming second in the 2017/18 season.
However, Luton did not stay in League One for long as they went on to win the league in their first season.
Meanwhile, Lockyer – who joined the club in 2020 – is set to make a swift return to football after collapsing during the Championship Play-Off final.
The defender was stretchered off and taken to a nearby hospital in terrifying scenes last week, but Luton have since confirmed that he will be available for pre-season training in July.