Goalkeper Richard Wright has left Deepdale after less than a week as a Preston North End player.
The twice-capped England keeper only officially joined PNE last Sunday when the one-year contract he’d agreed with the club in May came into effect.
It’s one of the shortest-lived transfers in football history, although not quite as brief as the 24 hours Dietmar Hamann spent at Bolton six years ago before moving to Manchester City.
Wright opted to join North End after ending the third spell of his career with home-town club Ipswich Town – he played just once for the Suffolk club last season.
But he says family reasons are behind the decision to leave Preston after only a handful of training sessions.
Said Wright: “It might seem somewhat dramatic, but I have only been away from my home in East Anglia for a few days and I know already that I simply cannot live that far away from my family.
“I have children settled in school, so moving isn’t an option. I think it is only fair to be honest now rather than down the line when the club may not be able to solve the problem that I am creating.”