Ex-Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City man available for free after transfer exit

He left Ashton Gate, and helped his club get promotion to the Premier League - but he won't get to taste the glitz and glamour of it all.

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Luton Town have announced that they will not be keeping Henri Lansbury this summer, following the publishing of their retained list.

The Hatters won promotion to the Premier League last Saturday after beating Coventry City on penalties, but Lansbury will not be heading up with them, after his contract wasn't renewed. Lansbury along with two other senior players; Harry Isted and captain Sonny Bradley will all depart for pastures new this summer.

Bradley's departure was announced before the Championship play-offs had taken place, but following the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, he was joined by Lansbury and Isted. Lansbury played 10 times in the league this season for Luton and got one goal, but did not feature in the squads for the play-offs, and his 35-minute cameo against Hull City on the final day was his first game in nearly three months. The 32-year-old departs Kennilworth Road having made 48 appearances for the club over two seasons with one goal and one assist.

Lansbury joined Luton from Bristol City back in May 2021, having joined on a short-term contract under Dean Holden. He made 16 appearances for the Robins, and got one assist, before he was released along with the likes of Jack Hunt, Jamie Paterson, Liam Walsh and Famara Diedhiou.

City have signed several players from Luton, with Kal Naismith making the move to the West Country last year, in the hope of reaching the Premier League, but he will have to watch his teammates play in English football's top tier next season. Harry Cornick made the move from Luton on Deadline Day, joining for an undisclosed fee after his contract was set to come to an end this summer.

Released goalkeeper Isted could be considered an option should Nigel Pearson seek competition for first-choice goalkeeper Max O'Leary. The 26-year-old spent half the season on loan at Barnsley in League One, and kept nine clean sheets. Stefan Bajic is to return this summer following a loan spell at Valenciennes but has the EURO Under-21 Championship's to look forward to before reporting back for pre-season training.

Bradley is another option, given the search for a new centre-back this summer, and City will already know a bit about him, having come up against him a few times, whilst both Cornick and Naismith can feed back their report. The 31-year-old would experience to the defence, having made 121 appearances in the Championship, scoring five goals. He was limited to 19 matches this season, but his captaincy is something that would be admired for what is a youthful back line.