Djibril Cissé leaves Queens Park Rangers by mutual consent
Former Liverpool forward had a year left on his contract
Friday 28 June 2013
QPR striker Djibril Cissé has left Loftus Road by mutual consent.
The 31-year-old Frenchman, who joined Rangers from Lazio for a reported £4million in 2012, made 29 appearances and scored 10 goals but spent the second half of last season on loan at Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa.
Boss Harry Redknapp needs to reduce the wage bill following Rangers' relegation from the Premier League and Cissé has followed fellow attacker Jay Bothroyd out of the exit door.
The former Liverpool forward had a year left on his contract.
He had been linked with a move to Montpellier but their chairman Louis Nicollin said this week he did not want to sign "a guy who plays DJ in bars".
A statement on Rangers' website read: "The club would like to thank Djibril for his contribution and wish him all the best for the future."
Latest in Sport
Chelsea injury news: Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic could join Diego Costa on the sidelines for crucial Manchester City clash
Australian Open 2015: Thanks to Amelie Mauresmo, it's no longer Andy Murray against the world
Fantasy Premier League: Invest in Arsenal to climb the ranks in Gameweek 23
Manchester United sign former Manchester City prospect Sadiq El Fitouri on advice from Phil Neville and Paul Scholes
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini pours scorn on anti-Chelsea 'campaign' but refuses to discuss Jose Mourinho's 'Pellegrino' slight
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account