Former Coventry City striker Michael Mifsud has left Maltese club Valetta by mutual consent, bringing an end to his second spell with the club.
Mifsud, who was two years into a five year contract is pursuing another move abroad.
In a statement the Maltease club said: “Valletta FC and Michael Mifsud have agreed to part company, two years into the player’s five year contract with the club.
“Michael had expressed his desire to pursue playing opportunities abroad. An amicable settlement was reached followed talks between club and player.
“Michael Mifsud in now officially a free agent.
“Valletta FC would like to thank Michael for his services to the club and wishes him well for his personal and professional future.”
Mifsud is most notably remembered for his double at Old Trafford when City overcame Manchester United in the Carling Cup but has seen his career somewhat stall since.
Towards the end of his City career, Mifsud was sent on loan to Championship rivals Barnsley, before seeing a potential £1.5m move to Bristol City collapse. He has since also played for Qormi.
Mifsud is the captain of the Malta national team and has 37 goals in 91 appearances.
Another former City player to be released from his contract early is Jay Bothroyd, who has left Queen’s Park Rangers following their relegation to the Championship from the Premier League.