Nigeria international, Chinedu Obasi, has parted ways with Chinese second division club Shenzhen FC by mutual consent after he was demoted to the reserves on transfer deadline day in China.
The former Schalke 04 forward signed a year deal worth $3 million with an option for an additional year.
“Chinedu is now a free agent after he and the club mutually terminated his contract which was to have ended in December,” according to scorenigeria.
“Discussions went on for a few days before Shenzhen finally agreed to release the player.’
Obasi was signed to the ambitious Chinese club by former England manager Sven Goran-Eriksson.
Eriksson has since been sacked following a run of poor results.
The Nigeria forward, who battled long-term injuries in Germany, managed only two goals in the league before he was demoted to the team’s reserves and replaced by a Brazilian on transfer deadline day.