Lewis Wing is leaving Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer this summer amid links to Preston North End.
Retained lists are being published up and down the country following the end of the Football League season.
PNE’s hasn’t come out just yet but Wycombe released theirs on Wednesday evening.
Their announcement included confirmation that midfielder Wing is leaving the club this summer.
It’s stated that Wing has ‘taken the decision to pursue new opportunities elsewhere’ upon the expiration of his contract.
Boss Matt Bloomfield told the club’s official website that Wing believes he can play in the Championship, so is now pursuing that route this summer.
The decision comes just days after Wing scored a ridiculous 45-yard strike against Portsmouth on the final day of the season.
Wing has been linked with a number of Championship clubs of late – including PNE.
Football League World claimed in March that North End are interested in Wing, alongside Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Reading, Rotherham United and Sunderland.
We can only imagine that Queens Park Rangers – managed by Wing’s former Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth – will be keen too.
Wing is just one of those names that seems to be linked with PNE on a regular basis.
The Northern Echo claimed in 2018 that North End were keen on signing Wing, who was then playing Middlesbrough.
The rumours returned in January 2021 as Lancs Live reported that PNE had targeted Wing before he ended up joining Rotherham Untied instead.
PNE will need midfielders this summer with Ben Woodburn, Josh Onomah and Daniel Johnson all out of contract.
Wing could be a budget-friendly option for PNE and he ended the season with an impressive record of nine goals and five assists in 44 games.
Wing is now on the move for nothing and we think he might be a name for PNE fans to keep tabs on this summer as Ryan Lowe works with a tight budget.