INJURED star Carlos Edwards is waiting for Wrexham to open contract negotiations - or he may be forced to walk away for nothing.
The Trinidadian wingback, out until January with knee ligament damage, had been expected to leave the Racecourse on a Bosman free when his current deal runs out at the end of this season.
However, the 25-year-old has now indicated he is willing to sign a new deal with the Dragons, despite their current financial woes.
And his agent Mike Berry said: "We're surprised Wrexham haven't shown a willingness to negotiate. Even though they're in difficulty it makes perfect sense to try to keep Carlos.
"He's one of their star players and any normal club would have made even a tentative approach by now."
If the Dragons do not make contact, Berry has indicated Edwards will look to sign a pre-contract deal with another club.
However, if the club can persuade the wingback to sign even a 12-month extension to his current deal it would mean Wrexham had more time to sell the Trinidadian - subject of a £350,000 bid from Championship side Preston last term - once he makes his comeback.
Berry added: "Carlos' first priority is to get back and play his first game for Wrexham. We are prepared to listen to what Wrexham have to say. However if they don't come up with anything we will have to walk away."
Edwards, three months into his recovery, is now hoping the Dragons will be able to offer him a suitable deal so he can prolong his five-year stay at the Racecourse "I don't think that the club will want me to go easily," he said. "I hope they get in contact as soon as possible to set up a new deal."