Crawley Town have released Luke Rooney by mutual consent, as confirmed by the club website.

The 25-year-old midfielder is set to move to the USA in order to join Arizona United and in order to make the move as smooth possible both parties have decided to part now. Rooney had spent two weeks on trial with the club recently and impressed enough to earn a deal with them.

This will be the first time Rooney has played outside of Great Britain after getting plenty of experience in the lower leagues of English football. He started his career with Gillingham and while he had plenty of time on the pitch there, he spent most of the time on loan at teams such as Lewes and Eastbourne.

Since then he has been a journeyman, playing for Swindon Town, Rotherham United and Luton Town before ending up at Crawley.

Following his release, Rooney told the club website: “I am very grateful to manager Mark Yates and the club for allowing me to take up this opportunity. And I would like to apologise to the manager and players for the mix-up in communication about me being allowed to travel and train to Arizona.”

“I wish the players, manager and club all the very best in the future.”

“I enjoyed my time at Crawley but I’m really looking forward to this new, totally different and exciting chapter in my career with Arizona United.”