Former Sunderland and Stoke City midfielder Liam Lawrence has left his trial at Championship outfit Barnsley to rejoin parent club PAOK, reports the Daily Star.
The 32-year-old midfield maestro is thought to have only returned to PAOK to discuss his future and ask for an early release from his contract which expires in August.
The former Premier League midfielder is good friends with Barnsley's Bobby Hassell and he is hoping he can convince him to come back to English football.
Lawrence joined PAOK in 2012 following an unsuccessful loan spell at Cardiff and after his release from Portsmouth due to their building debts.
If Lawrence does join Barnsley he will be the fourth player, who has had or still has an affiliation with Stoke City, to join them in recent months with Diego Arismendi, Brek Shea is on loan at Oakwell and Jack Butland was recently recalled following injuries to Stoke's two main keepers.
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