Kirk Broadfoot’s Rotherham career is on the brink of ending after the club said they won’t stand in his way if he wants to leave.
The 32-year-old defender has been the subject of reported interest from his native Scotland and a Millers exit appears likely.
He has one year left on his contract, but Millers Time understands that he is keen on a return north of the border for family reasons and his house is reportedly up for sale.
Broadfoot managed just four appearances last season after having two rounds of surgery on his back and doubts over his long-term fitness remain.
Because of that, and Paul Warne’s desire for fresh faces, the Millers hierarchy are unlikely to move any mountains in an attempt to keep him, if interest from Scotland becomes firm.
Assistant boss Richie Barker told Millers Time: “He’s from Scotland, if he was given an opportunity to go back it wouldn’t be out of the question for him to take it.
“When someone makes a decision that they go back to a place, it is probably in everyone’s benefit.
“If someone is not happy then it is understandable and we wouldn’t stand in anyone’s way.”
Broadfoot’s three-year career at New York Stadium has been eventful. He endured a difficult start at right-back before finding favour in a central role, but had to sit out the opening 10 games of the 2015-16 due to an FA suspension.
The former Rangers man returned to the side and was a leading figure in the club’s fight against the drop before injury problems ruined the most recent campaign.