George Elokobi will be bidding farewell to Wolves after six-and-a-half years at the end of the season after it was revealed that the club will not be offering him a new contract.
The Cameroon-born defender first arrived at Molineux after being signed from Colchester in January, 2008, and has been a hugely popular figure throughout his time at the club.
Twice he came back from serious injuries, and impressed for the club in the Premier League, whilst also enjoying successful loan spells with Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.
All in all he made 103 appearances in Wolves’ colours, scoring four goals, including two – although he claims three! – against Manchester United.
“George has been a fantastic servant to this club since his arrival in 2008, proving to be a hugely popular figure with teammates, staff and fans alike,” said Wolves’ CEO Jez Moxey.
“He’s been a constant figure throughout the Club’s promotion to the Premier League and our three-year stay in the top flight, with one of his most memorable moments being his goal against Manchester United at Molineux.
“He has battled against some serious injuries but’s he’s never been let his head drop and his attitude, commitment and character throughout adversity has been infectious and an example to everyone.
“We wish him all the very best for the future.”
Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell added: “George has been fantastic for this football club.
“Everyone knows him so well and everybody warms to him because of the person that he is.
“Everyone has seen what George has done and achieved on the pitch but he also has a fantastic influence behind the scenes on the young players in training and also supporting Kenny, Joe and the rest of the players.
“He will be a big loss to us but I think we are now moving in a different direction and George will be wanting to play a bit more.
“We wish him well and will be as supportive of him as we can be going forwards.”
Head Coach Kenny Jackett has been impressed by the attitude and professionalism shown by Elokobi during a season in which he hasn’t featured as much as we would have liked.
Jackett said: “George has been a fantastic servant to the club and I am sure everyone will join me in wishing him all the best for the future.
“It is also important to thank him for everything he has done during a long career at Wolves where he has been a key influence both on and off the pitch.”
Elokobi will now be looking to press on and find a new challenge to continue a career which has taken him from non-league with Dulwich Hamlets to the Premier League with Wolves.
Before that however he is set to be introduced to the crowd at some point on Saturday, and is to take to the Molineux pitch for one last time as a Wolves player in Jody Craddock's testimonial match on Monday.